Mixed Media - Art and Ancestry

This is what happens when an artist, who charted her family tree for ten years, comes into possession of her grandfather’s photo album from the early 1900’s. 

The vintage candid photos are layered with line drawings, city maps and other images representative of the times and merged with new photos from the artist’s life and travels. Printing the photos on tracing paper allows the layers to peek through, and acrylics paint the pictures together to merge the old and the new.

Some of the works reflect a narrative that was passed down through generations, while others are purely whimsical what-ifs.  The result is a compelling combination of art and ancestry.