Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little Victorian Curiosities

New little curiosities are in progress for my featured artist spot at the Little Loom House this Saturday, October 24th. I have been creating some little jewel-like fancies that are a more approachable option for those wanting my Victorian inspired alternative process photography. Each piece is a unique assemblage featuring my tintype work along with traditional 19th century ornamentation. 
Some pieces in this series are quite small but still demonstrate the richly appointed textures and iconic images associated with the Victorian aesthetic. Velvets, crystals, deeply stained woods and other embellishments make these assembled artworks bewitching objects that can connect us to the idea of magical thinking and therefore transform us. The object is simultaneously a talisman, a fetish, a devotional, a hex, an artwork. Some bit of the ethereal contained.