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Skeleton Peleton

What endures beyond life's fleeting moments of usefulness? Beneath the layers of color, attire, cosmetics, and facades, we all share a fundamental likeness. It's in honoring this essence that we celebrate what remains, breathing new life into the beautiful skeleton that lies beneath.

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art

01

Scaffolding

Temporary structures in pastels.

 

Analog collage with vintage botanical poster, monoprint on deli paper, gouache, gold leaf & marker on 16 x 24 cm mixed media paper)

02

Soldiers in the Sun

Still have soldiers and sunflower seeds on my mind. 

 

 

(analog collage on vintage paper, drawing, botanical poster on 21 x 24 mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art

03

Minimal

It's always hard to keep it simple.

 

(analog collage with vintage botany poster, wrapping paper on 22cm x 30cm mixed media paper)

04

Take me to Church

“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.” ~ All’s Well That Ends Well. Now ain't that the truth…

 

(analog collage with gouache, vintage magazine, vintage passport en placemat on 22 cm x 30 cm mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art

05

The Little Prince

The fox (who wanted the prince to tame him).

(analog collage with Mosai Canada horticulture exhibit pic from Ottawa, origami paper, Quatar Airways Menu and gouache 22cm x 30cm mixed media paper)

06

Sea birds and sunflowers

Stop buying balloons and leave the rhinos alone.

(analog collage with vintage magazine and water rcolor on 22cm x 30cm mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in yellow, paper art
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art

07

The Wound

Have no fear, they all heal sooner or later.

(analog collage with charcoal drawing, placemat and acrylic  on 30cm x 22cm mixed media paper)

08

Wings for Life

Weaving a thread of life and death.

(analog can collage with Azerbaijan slipper pic, wrapping paper, vintage magazine, charcoal drawing and greeting card on 24 cm x 30 cm mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art

09

The ghost of things past

Of maps, teeth and skulls.

Analog collage with charcoal drawing, Monza map, mono print and Florence restaurant placemat on 35 x 43 cm recycled drawing paper)

E. B. Hudspeth ‘Minotaurus Asterius’ drawing from his book The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black remixed.

(analog can collage with vintage novel page, Kelly Sikkema photo, vintage poster on 22cm x 30cm mixed media paper)

10

Leaving the Nest
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in soft colors, paper art
Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in strong colors, paper art

11

I am the Mother

When trouble thickens around us, mom will be about.

(analog can collage with cigar wrappers, vintage stamps, origami paper, sheet music, acrylics, gold leaf, an old envelope and a jam label on 30cm x 22cm mixed media paper)

12

Dragon Cake

Life passes in the blink of an eye; indulge in that Black Forest cake.

(analog collage with vintage paper, placemat, watercolor drawing and a dragon from The Resurrectionist - 21 x 28 cm on mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in strong colors, paper art
What is Life? Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in strong colors, paper art

13

What is Life?

In the wise words of Crowfoot Blackfoot Warrior Chief from the 1800’s - “ What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”

(analog collage with Florence restaurant placemat, Pantone postcard, vintage poster, acrylic mono print on deli paper  on A4 mixed media paper)

Enid Johnstone Mixed media analog collage with skeleton as subject in strong colors, paper art

14

Man of the Cloth

Continually coaching, he remained hopeful for even the slightest indication of progress. 

(analog collage with acrylic mono print, Paolo Farina Saint, vintage botanical poster on 14 x 22 cm water color paper)

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