Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mother Goose VIII

And There He Kept Her Very Well (inspired by the 1825 “Mother Goose” nursery rhyme, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater) – Hand-distressed frame; hand-stained orange grunge paper; antique key; desiccated Hexarthrius parryi paradoxus beetle; dried pumpkin seeds; rusted tacks; dried leaves; matte varnish; watercolours; colour prints of pumpkin pulp; hand-stained antique engraving of chastity belt; colour print of nineteenth-century daguerreotype of a young woman

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her, very well.