Thursday, March 25, 2010
Signs of the Times XVII and XX
My original goal in Signs of the Times was to complete 20 pieces. So I have. However, four more have been completed and several others are in the works.
Signs of the Times XVII contains pieces from a vintage map of Detroit, MI, and text from my trusty vintage book, "New Towns for America."
Signs of the Times XX contains pieces from a vintage map of Toledo, OH. I LOVE the color of that map.
Back in college, when I was earning my degree in Urban Studies, my dream was to create new towns. I purchased books on new town planning, whipped up drawings of imaginary towns, and fantasized daily about how wonderful my new little towns would be. I now realize that no place in which I would want to live can be created from scratch. How dull. How impractical. Besides, it would put preservationists out of work & we wouldn't want to do that.
These pieces are now in my Etsy shop.