This is what my table looks like today. I received another box of goodies from Sharon. Fragments to inspire the imagination.
My studio is in need of art work.
So I am putting this assemblage together with stuff that I have had for a long time.
A very old picture frame.
An old ledger cover that has years of stuff embedded on the cover.
This ledger along with several others were once in a fire. Burnt around the edges, soaked with water, let to dry, forgotten, decades later set to the curb and then rescued while I was out on a walk with Ralph the Dog.
In my mind, I can picture a 20's era secretary dashing into a blazing building to save her company's books, running out of the building over and over again with armfuls of heavy ledgers that are still smoldering. Her arms burning from the heat of the fire. Relieved to have saved all the documents, she is then immediately devastated to find that her heroic efforts were in vane. Told by her boss that she was a fool to risk her life to save the companies book. Unknown to her at the time, her boss had sold the company and the ledgers were of no value.
With singed hair and smoke blackened face, Mildred hobbles home on melted shoes to feed her 18 cats.
Anyway, that is the story that plays in my head when I look at these abandoned ledgers. Was her effort wasted, I think not as one of the ledger covers is the foundation of this assemblage.
Where was I before I distracted myself with the heroic secretary story...also in this assemblage is
a round woven metal belt buckle
a rusty round metal thing
a flange from a radiator pipe
a fragment of some fancy metal ornamental
I think I will call this assemblage "Mildred and her 18 Cats", it has nothing to do with the finished piece but it's the story that comes to mind whenever I look at it.
The story of Mildred saving the ledgers is totally made up. I have no clue as to the history of the ledgers other than they were in a fire at some time.