Sunday, February 15, 2009

Memento Mori
Part 2

I created these small, double sided slides,

to convey short expressions of meaningful moments

Of meaningful textures

Of meaningful images,

no matter how minute

Together, all tell a story of a life

And a time

No longer present

Small expressions

Big impact

Meaning something to

The person to whom the memento’s belongs

Together they sit
with the bullet – housing a special handwritten note

All items hidden

Ones’ inner-most expressions have meaning only to those who know the owner – hidden messages

Hidden within a tin

Hidden within a book

Which book is it – can you tell me please?



irenka said...

Oh how expressive.

Lumilyon said...

Very beautiful and haunting. thankyou x

Stace and Rob said...

I love this, so great! -stace

dede warren said...

Love this, and LOVe the slides!! Love it!!! I may have to play Judy style soon!!

Lynn said...

All lovely, meaningful, touching...artfully placed pieces, scraps, that tell a story...I love coming to see what you create Judy.

Judy Wise said...

Little bits of life - I love how you put them together so that a melancholy mood is expressed. And putting them in a container within a container; too good. Like the heart is hidden.

Corrine said...

beautiful pieces, I think they're inside that fat book there in the middle...or maybe the one with the spine peeling off. Hard to tell really.

Jen Crossley said...

How your work always inspires me,How you can fit such alot of information into such small pieces.They look amazing girl.I will say the smallest book on the shelf

The Junkin' Yaya said... are a true artist! And you know what I am speaking of...:)


Carmi said...

I can't wait to see how this is in a book!

A bird in the hand said...

Life is made up of fragments... I liked this so very much!

Sam Marshall said...

These slides are beautiful. I love all the fragments put together to form the story.

Ro Bruhn said...

These would make fabulous pieces of jewellery Judy. I love the way everyone tells a story. There looks to be eleven slides, so I'll say the eleventh book on the shelf, that makes it the dark green one.

J Santa Fe said...

Just incredible, Judy ... . your work always takes my breath away. I love the compressed texture - untouchable beneath the glass. The small format make these especially precious .. . in that secret treasure manner.
.... . Judith

Seth said...

Small expressions...big impact! I do like that concept. It is so exciting to know that there is meaning within each of these small treasures. Nestled within a tin. Safe within a book. Perfect! As to which book...I am guessing the second from the left with the torn spine cover.

Anonymous said...

I want to make these into jewelry! Lovely!

Kim said...

Judy these little slides are wonderful and just leave me wanting to explore it more of course! I thought Seth was right and it was the second book with the torn spine, but now maybe its the 5th book the smaller one. I just love your work it is so intriguing (spell check please!)lol

Anonymous said...

Each little masterpiece is more magnificent than the last. Rich inspirations all! I vote for jewelry too.

MaygreenFairies said...

Absolutely stunning post, I adore your work and blog! Mandy x

rochambeau said...

Really nice Judy! You go girl! Intriguing art is flowing poetically from you!
It's great to have the opportunity to witness here!


Robyn said...

I'm wallowing in all of these meaningful moments. Just wonderful!!!

Ruth Rae said...

oh what are these!? I am loving them all but you know know I love red letters that best with those tiny little stitches! and your just making my hands ache looking at the shots of the books! BOOK LUST!