My most recent project involves deconstructing my older work. I start by cutting them up, and then I am free to move the elements around in new positions. The final pieces are a mix of found material from old magazines, books, and my own portfolio of images.
Who doesn't love a birthday party! I brought all my toys to the studio and I threw a party, complete with tiny birthday hats, balloons and presents!
Available as prints or as cards.
They were my father's
When clearing out the family cottage I discovered and inherited many boxes of toys. The toys belonged to my father and his three siblings and were manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s. I’m intrigued by how the cultural norms surrounding toys have changed and how many toys are strikingly the same.
I love these little people so much! I found them in a box of old toys at our family cottage. They were previously owned and played with by my father and his three siblings. I like to imaging that they’ve spent the last 30 years sitting on all the different items in the box, patiently waiting to be played with again.
Stacks is a continuation of my cars series. I had so many of them that I decided to stack them! What’s better than a super cool looking old dinky toy? Eight super cool looking old dinky toys!
It all began with a box of old dinky toys I got from the family cottage. Relics from my dad’s childhood. Since my father was the oldest of 4 children it was unclear who the cars really belonged to, and thus, my grandmother kept them all in a box for 50 years. When she passed away in 2011 all her children and grandchildren were adults and no one wanted the forgotten box of old cars and trucks, so I grabbed them and now they belong to me. They are given a new life and meaning as art and are cherished by hundreds of people who are reminded of their childhoods, their parents or because it just make them happy to see something fun and bright in their house.
It's Syd, Stan, Smith, Samson, Stewart and Sylvia; my robot friends from the past!
This series was a calibration with my kid, who was 2 years old at the time and couldn’t pronounce the word animal properly, hence the series title of aminaux. We had a great time developing the combinations together, especially because it led to the purchase of more Schleich toy animals (you can never have too many!)