Some scans from an old sketchbook— whimsy with art markers.
(Always with the forks)
This one is a drawing of a table i inherited from my grandparents’ house. I stripped the top surfaces and painted a black and white harlequin pattern which nicely offset the brown veneer and brass-tipped legs. I had to leave it behind when I moved back to NYC in 1998, and my brother took it on. See photographic evidence below.
The stereopticon (and lots of 3D images for it) was also from my grandparents.
And another table drawing. This began as merely a metal frame, found on the sidewalk in Manhattan. I used plywood and a jigsaw to create the two trapezoidal surfaces, then painstakingly silhouetted many, many images from old 1950s LIFE magazines with an x-acto knife, and finished the thing with resin. Here is a photo (contemporary) of said table. As you can see, the colors have faded and resin has yellowed.When it was new, the colors in the ads were all *bright* as was the white of the pages.
I foolishly haven’t any photographic evidence from its inception, but its mellower look fits in nicely with my less eclectic, more Victorian-slanted current sense of decor.
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