Christmas Memories Assemblage Artwork
Need something for the photo lover? The person who loves Christmas nostalgia?
(Psst. Come closer)....
There was a leftover drawer from a desk I bought at an antique store staring me down.
His drawer was open. He was willing to succumb to my artistic intentions, and so was the vintage 1940's camera that was beyond repair.
People take photographs for a variety of reasons: Artistic impression, news, hobby, or taking 36 photos of the white line along the side of the highway.
I wanted this piece to combine the Christmas good-vibe memories with one of the ways those memories are typically captured.
Using a camera.
Well, nowadays, most people will raise their hand by saying, "What the hell is a camera? We have an iPhone that takes pictures."
And just like most hardbound covered books get closed, the camera joins it by closing its shutter; which by the way, works on this piece.