Saturday, March 19, 2011
Playing with Vintage Packaging
My brother Dan gave me the most special stash of images from packaging that he had collected in his travels mostly in the 70's.
I really felt that the collection was sentimental to me as well since I had lived vicariously through his travels long before I started world travel myself.
He had gone off to art school at Instituto Allende in San Miguel while I was still in high school.
Some of these images are from his South American travels back then.
Then he went to Bali and lived for a year painting back when there was only one restaurant in Ubud.
He was a huge influence in my life in so many ways... travel, art and humor.
I realized that I couldn't really part with most of this ephemera for my art so I decided to combine it all on these stiff place mats that I got at the thrift store.
He told me that he had always meant to put them all together somehow and now I have.
Dan told me that this one was his favorite.
I'm keeping them all!