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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Green Shadowbox with tintype

Here is another assemblage using my old studio portraits. This photograph is a tintype. The image is made by coating little tin metal plates with a light sensitive coating. They are like daguerreotypes, each one is unique and cannot be reprinted. I have put the photograph into a shadowbox frame, still intact, nothing glued or attached to it. The lady in this portrait is sterner than my imaginary seashell collector. I imagine her as a Victorian 'bluestocking,'  seriously engaged in studying botany and ornithology.

The box is lined with old dictionary paper from 7 gypsies. I used a fragment of paper from an old botany book. It is crumpled and coloured with distress ink to age it and add more green. A little K&Co bird sits in a real branch. In one corner there is a small piece of coral. This assemblage has a very spring feel to it and is now sitting on our fireplace.
Thanks for looking enjoy your weekend. x

1 comment:

  1. I really love this subtle assemblage - light and airy, but full of meaning.
    Alison x