|Balance I, detail of 8 x 10 collage-drawing|
It's been awhile since I added any art work to my Etsy shop. I've been entranced with art journalling and mail art.
|detail of collage, postage stamps, and leaf impression|
Last month, I was looking around in my favorite antique shop and found a 1912 bank account book for $5.00. Only a few of the pages were used with records of deposits and balances.
|pages from a 1912 bank account book|
My love of fountain pens and the handwritten word had me glued to the entries written in the ledger book. I don't usually spend that much for a vintage book, but I had to have this one. How would I use it though?
|Dexter Horton and Co bank account book cover|
|mail art, DNA series|
First I worked through my ideas with photocopies of the pages for a mail art series titled, DNA. I am fascinated with the images of DNA and how each sliver has a meaning in and of itself. Then when you put all the slivers together, you get a new meaning.
For the final 8 x 10 collage and drawing, I decided to use my butterfly linocut, postage stamps, and leaf impressions along with an original page from the bank book. Below is the final result.
|Balance I, collage and drawing, 8x10, juana almaguer|
This is the first in the series titled Balance. And I am already working on the second one with my bee linocut in lieu of the butterfly.
wishing everyone a good weekend and joining sunday sketches.