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Altered art book: page 21 continued

Posted in ART, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , , on March 12, 2009 by echostains

Continuing page 21 of my altered art book:

” She’d be laid out in her coffin, pink satin it’d be with blue trimmings to go with her make-up.”

ballet_shoe_coffin by-vic-fearn

ballet_shoe_coffin by-vic-fearn

She sounds like the Late Barbera Cartland doesn’t she.  It seems the dead make a great effort to look their best (well, the undertaker does).  But what about the coffin?  They tend to all look the same, wooden.  I myself quite fancy one of those eco friendly Bio degradable ones.  You can actually paint these yourself, or get it done for you.  Look at this one!

coffin_carmensky_large

coffin_carmensky_large

 

Reminds me of the Ancient Egyptians.  Coffins now can be any shape, including space ships, cars, just about everything to reflect the life and loves of the dearly departed. 

skip coffin er no thanks think I'll skip it

skip coffin er no thanks think I'll skip it

Like this guitar shaped one from Vic Fearn.  Here are the top ten coffins.

guitar coffin.  excuse me while I kiss the sky?

guitar coffin. excuse me while I kiss the sky?

 Actually, the more this book goes on, the darker it’s becoming…lets hope the light is at the end of the tunnel or chapter.

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Altered art book: page 21 Dark Days in the Coffin

Posted in ART, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , on March 11, 2009 by echostains

page21

page21

Continuing with my altered art book, I have now reached page 21.  I am still doing pages whose words were chosen a long time ago and for a particular reason.Though those original reasons are now lost, I am just going by what suggests itself to me, and I shall see what happens.  I chose quite a lot of words for this page;-

“She’d be laid out in her coffin, pink satin it’d be with blue trimmings to go with her make-up”

Silver trains shake through the stone

My Mum chucked them out.  The whole lot.  She said they were dirty.

I don’t know…….some people

eye leaking

like it always did

two catrinas

two catrinas

Sounds a bit grisly eh?  What can it all mean? laid out in her coffin with her make-up on.  In Mexico they celebrate the dead, they have the Day of the Dead, (1st – 2nd November)  where the dead are celebrated.  Read about it here.

eternal-slumber

eternal-slumber

I also came across these strange dolls in coffins!  They’re called ‘Living Dead dolls’ and seem very strange, to say the least.  They do have a kind of grisly charm I suppose….. if you are that way inclined.  I don’t know what the ideology is behind them though.  When you are little you imbue your dolls with life, they become little companions, you talk to them (and they talk back …..well mine did!)  What do you do with a dead doll though? bring it to life? like you would anyway if it wasn’t dressed in a shroud? if it wasn’t in a coffin? Confused.

I am going to have to do some work on this page.

To be continued…

Here we go yet again with the freaky formating!  I give up!

View the pages so far here