Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shadow Box: Emily, Ted and Me.

In November 2009, the Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council hosted a shadow box fundraiser. 50 Local artists were each given a 5" x 5" box and invited to create something to be exhibited and sold during the annual Words Aloud Festival. My box turned into an accordion book.

I made a lid for the box to which I affixed an encaustic collage that included photos taken on a hike over Haworth Moor to the reputed site of Wuthering Heights and a photo transfer of Emily Bronte. This then formed the front cover of the book. A second encaustic collage was placed inside the box to form the back cover. A poem by Ted Hughes - who grew up in that part of Yorkshire formed the text.

I was delighted that the piece sold on opening night.

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