Thursday, January 13, 2022

Currier and Ives


Today I have just one photo. 

Spoiler alert: It's of a cat.

Someone donated a large format book of Currier and Ives pictures to the library. This was a possible goldmine for all my mash-up photo projects, so I started snapping away all kind of pictures of old timey figures, horses pulling sleighs, and river steamboats. I liked some of the paintings okay, and found some to look weird and unsettling, but I came across only one that I found genuinely wonderful. It was like nothing else of their work. And since it wasn't useful to my projects I passed it by.

Then I paged back to it and photographed it anyway.

Later I found it still looked intriguing on my phone.

So then I worked it up into a sort of pop art version of itself.

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