Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother Goose III

How Does Your Garden Grow? (inspired by the 1744 “Mother Goose” nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary) – Hand-distressed frame; crackle paint; watercolours; eucalyptus bell pods; large cockleshell; dried tulip petals; dried rose with leaves; thorn branch; antique pharmacist’s bottle; genuine desiccated longhorn beetle; sterling silver paint; matte varnish; black paint, cardboard; colour print of framed Victorian postmortem tintype; colour print of Victorian mourning women tintype; colour print of dead flower design; colour print of antique Murton’s Concentrated Arsenical Weed Killer label

Mary, Mary, quite contrary;
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.