Friday, May 31, 2013

lineage...

My life has been crazy busy lately...but to take a break and to keep my sanity
I have been working on my newest project and fascination... "Lineage" 

The base is the American Flag I have painted on wood... 24" x 24" x 1.5"
You may think a flag is rectangular...mine is square....
I made my own stamps for the stars...
and I drew the stripes freehand.

Now it starts to come to life as I sift through my husbands stash of old family photos.

 Where do we come from?  Who are my relatives? What do they look like?

The combination of the pictures, symbols and ephemera (a ripped page from a phone book as my husbands Mom was a phone operator, a note from his Dad when he was with the Flying Tigers during the war.) It's not done yet, there are more layers to weave throughout, but  fingers crossed it will be done for Father's Day.

5 comments:

Mary Ann Potter said...

I love this, Angela! What a beautiful piece.

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea. So thoughtful.

coffeesvp said...

I love mood of your work here, the sense of history. I love our flag. The Flying Tigers – amazing to have ties to such a legendary group.

Linda B. said...

A beautiful way to preserve family memories.

Banchero Media Productions said...

Ms. Angelan -- Thanks for an inspiring demonstration -- My old man's b-day coming up soon -- I might be able to pull something like this together in time -- slw