Friday, December 30, 2011

PRISONERS

"upper rt central incisor crowned" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I have decided to move forward with images of prisoners. The original photo was found on ancestry.com in the collection McNeil Island, Washington, U.S. Penitentiary, Photos and Records of Prisoners Received, 1875-1939.

This is Bunkichi Ouchi, sentenced to two and one half years for counterfeiting national bank notes.

The titles of the pieces in this series are based on the detailed dental descriptions found in their prison records.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PRISONERS

"lower left 2nd bicuspid missing" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I am experimenting with some archived images of prisoners, mostly from Seattle in the early 1920s. This is John Wyllie, sentenced to one year and one day for violation of the Harrison Narcotics Act.

POSTCARD COLLECTIVE

The fall 2011 postcard collective images have been posted. A very nice collection of cards and some talented artists (mine is number 22) take a look.

Friday, December 16, 2011

SAOIRSE

"saoirse", acrylic on photopaper, 2.25 x 2.25 inches

 This is Saoirse, she lives across the street.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HOLIDAYS 2011

Happy Holidays to all. For a detailed explanation of the pastiche this year please look at the holiday archive at the wren and the mistletoe.