East Village Other
vintage snapshot beach game 50s
3rd Avenue EL, New York City, 1950. Photo by Paul Himmel.
“I Am Who They Were” Necklace by Artist Ashley Gilreath 2011. Read the history behind this amazing piece and see more photos at Ashley Gilreath here. Ms. Gilreath created this necklace by casting dollhouse frames in silver and bronze and printing family portraits directly onto microscope glass.
How would I make a “poor man’s copy” of this? By using dollhouse frames/bezels and taken apart lockets (I could also make the frames by making a polymer clay mold). I would then print out photos on ink jet transparency paper (which I use all the time in my collages).
Ryo Shimizu - Cnjpus Text (2011)
The text is formed by using strokes borrowed from Chinese characters and then restructuring them into letters of the Roman alphabet. The artist is influenced by Japanese traditions and practices - the relationship between history and modern society and also, between the self and other people.