Materials and techniques used include collage of photocopies and black and white photographs, acrylic paint, stencils, gesso, fountain pen
When I think of white it is a shade with a few years on it, like the aged white pages of a book. I have always loved the black and white photos of my two sister's childhood. We have lots of color photos of me in rather colorful outfits of the seventies but I preferred to sit for hours looking through the boxes of these wonderful squares of paper with the white boarders. They were of people I knew and full of stories before my time.
I decided to begin with a collage of some items from my maternal grandmother. She was the baker in a restaurant for years. I remember the smell of her yeast rolls and the taste of her pies. I am lucky to have some copies of hand written recipes, menus, and notes she made about her life. I seem to have always been nostalgic for a time I didn't know.