Friday, November 1, 2013

Mother Goose IX

They Licked the Platter Clean (inspired by the 1765 “Mother Goose” nursery rhyme, Jack Sprat) – Hand-distressed frame; hand-stained vintage menu art; shattered pieces of an antique china soup tureen; genuine desiccated longhorn beetle; dried grape stem; dried carrot flowers; Fuller’s Earth; cardboard; watercolours; gold-leaf paint; matte varnish; colour prints of two antique carte de visites of circus sideshow performers; colour print of grunge Victorian wallpaper

Jack Sprat could eat no fat;
His wife could eat no lean.
So between the two of them,
They licked the platter clean.