Three Brownie Books 1981
Three Brownie Books 1981

Each book approx 5"W

Brownie Incident 1981
Brownie Incident 1981

Fabric with stitched text

Brownie Pie 1981
Brownie Pie 1981

Watercolors sewn together. 9” X 55”

The Brownie Book Paintings 1981
The Brownie Book Paintings 1981
Friends and Cameras 1981
Friends and Cameras 1981

In the early 1980s a vintage 1939 Brownie camera became both my favorite subject matter and a favored art tool. I created a series of shaped books based on paintings of the camera with photos and collages inside.

 

This work, along with enlarged double exposures, was exhibited in Books & Snapshots, at the Phoebe Conley Gallery at Fresno State University, Fresno, CA, in 1982.