The Matchbook Project

A holiday bazaar at  Studio & prompted a collaboration with local artist Cedar Rose Elford-White to create mini collage compositions in the form of adorned matchbooks. These were sold along Cedar's phenomenal textile designs with a handprinted awning display. Some of my favorites incorporated the images of American Presidents that were printed on the matchbooks. Each one was a study in quick composition, color palettes, and restricted scale. The most fun part was to see which ones people responded to and purchased when dozens were laid out - we sold about 100!

first 3 of the presidential series - these were the first to sell

first 3 of the presidential series - these were the first to sell

backside -  when open, the whole image is visible, like Warren Harding's tender thought bubble

backside -  when open, the whole image is visible, like Warren Harding's tender thought bubble

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