Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mother Goose VII

The Lamb was Sure to Go… (inspired by Sarah Josepha Hale’s 1830 nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb) – Hand-distressed frame; hand-stained dictionary pages; genuine raw white lamb fleece; custom cut mat; black paint; rusted tacks; old thumb tack; dried lily pods; matte varnish; colour print of antique Victorian postmortem daguerreotype; hand-distressed postcard of the real Mary’s Lamb School, South Sudbury, MA; colour print of antique “Mary Had a Little Lamb” illustration

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.