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Living Collage: Art in the Lost and Found

This past weekend, I decided to open an old cigar box filled with vintage bits and bobs I've collected over the years. There are old photographs of a Black family form the 1950's, (and a few others that I haven't quite dated as of yet), embroidered handkerchiefs, and mis matched costume jewelry. My little treasures carry a history that has traveled with me in the hopes that one day I will use them in an art piece.

This is my "living collage", as I am still moving the pieces around to tell a story. Nothing is permanent.

I find tiny items with ornate designs so special. Each time I open this box a sweet aroma fills the air from the old perfume bottles.

If you are a collector, what is your most favorite item?


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