Sunday, March 28, 2010

Victorian Pickles

Things have been a little fractured around here lately. Not really an excuse, but maybe a little explanation for my absence. So, in the spirit of gathering the pieces and making something beautiful and successful, I want to share with you these beautiful Victorian collages. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, an exhibit at the MET through May 9th, features the 'whimsical and fantastical' of 'artistocratic Victorian women'. These images alone are spell-binding, but as a previous Samantha-doll (I can't believe they sent her to the archive!) enthusiast, I was nearly intoxicated by the potential backstories of these incredible pieces. Especially my favorite, below. I wish I could see these in person -- the tiny ancient globs of paste would inspire such lovely daydreams.

Feels good to be back. More coming soon,



  1. Those collages are really rad. It's funny to think about what materials the Victorian's had available to make collages out of. They're so different looking than the ones we make now.

  2. Do we even have mixed pickles?? Is that a thing? Or is it some centuries-old inside joke?