Tramp Art, like quilting, relies on using salvaged materials to create textures and patterns then piecing them together to make beautiful yet utilitarian
objects. While relatively unknown, Tramp Art was a wide-spread form of Folk Art that flourished in America between the 1870's – 1940's.

Etsy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Big "C"


Most people don't like the word and some are even offended
or frightened by it but I just had a wonderful experience
COLLABORATING
with Kat Anderson, a fellow artist and friend.

We had been admiring one another artwork
and thought our work would work well together.
Kat is getting ready for a few big Halloween Shows
this fall and so we came up with these pieces.

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Pictured above are some Tramp Art Coffins
designed especially for Kat.
Below, you can see a Sugar Skull base designed for her
Day of the Dead marionettes.






We also did a much larger piece that I think is really spook-tac-u-lar!
It is my version of a Victorian Horse drawn hearse.
This hearse carries a coffin and is driven by the Undertaker who
steadies his faithful Raven as the hearse gets on it's way.











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I am hoping to do a few other Tramp Art pieces
for her to use with her dolls as soon as I
can get some more supplies. Then I will need to
start working on some of the 100 pieces I
have designed but not started yet!

I am also working on some Fraktur style birds, Bird trees,
frames and a piece that I designed exclusively for
Colonial Williamsburg. It is my interpretation of a mirror
the museum has within it's collection.

Hope you enjoyed my collaboration with Kat.
Be sure to visit her Facebook page
to see her other wonderful creations and say hello.


Until next time.....enjoy!