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Happy Families by hogret Happy Families by hogret
Double page spread in an altered book (Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography).

Collage: Paper, acrylic glazes, ink, beeswax, stamps, marker pen, stitching, Japanese masking tape, eyelets.

Left-hand page has metal filing brackets attached with brads. In each bracket are two or three miniature playing cards, collaged with early 20th C illustrations by Marguerite Davis, distressed with ink, and laminated.

Right-hand page is cut down to show the pages behind it and also features a Marguerite Davis illustration. Also, white mesh behind cutout windows, with silver charms adhered to the mesh.

Book Gallery is here [link]
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bisteca Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! U are great.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you so much!
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bisteca Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very amazing, I already can see that the wall of a gellery.
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wonderful, full of the dreams of a childhood.
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ReassemblyRequired Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Very nice. I like the metal separations. I'm a big fan.
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yoolchie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Reminds me of a slightly twisted version of Guess Who. I like the vintage feel, remind me of very old animated movies I saw as a child.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most, most wonderful. And those filing brackets deserve sustained applause. Kudos and kudos again.
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AeliaNaqwiDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful..:huggle:
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lugarpralugon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artist
You always, always impresses me. You're fantastic. I'm always impressed with the Labour and pampering in your work. I'll always be your fan and always stay an eye on your work. I'm going through a lock in my work related to drawing and collage. I'm producing a lot of scenery and set designs for plays and events, but drawings on loose, not tied to the room decor and I'm well hung. Your work inspires me. Thank you
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Oh don't you hate those droughts and fallow periods? I try to trust in the cycle of creativity and not too push the river, but sometimes it's very frustrating ...
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Writer
Delicious work ;)
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Inspired by the card game I played as a child - I don't know if it was a feature of childhood in the US? You had to collect sets of Mom, Dad, and two kids ~ I remember Mr and Mrs Bun, the Bakers and - I think - Mr and Mrs Chop, the Butchers.

Many happy squabbles with my siblings as we tried to cheat our way to accumulating the most families. Only in the sixties. Nowadays, of course, families come in many different manifestations: the one-of-each-sex two-parent two-child constellation is probably an anthropological curiosity rather than the norm!
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Writer
It's really a great looking piece. It'll be a fine part of the anthropological exhibit on 20th century lifestyles someday :)
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LizCohn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is so constructed and clever!
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Them ubiquitous playing cards. They haunt me, I swear.
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LizCohn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am getting close to 160 of them now.
I hope to have 5-6 hundred by the time I have a show of these little puppies.
I just was asked to show them twice in the last two days, in San francisco, and as an addition to the show in Eugene. Nothing is set in stone, we'll see.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
My goodness, what a compendious collection! They will look just amazing all hung together.
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