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Oh! Oh. by LauraTringaliHolmes Oh! Oh. by LauraTringaliHolmes

An homage to labor-saving appliances. Paper collage with décollage on 8x10 canvas board.
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codAart11 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
A "statement" piece!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great concept!
The broken symetry in the composition is also is kind of disturbing...
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artzee50 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Great layout! Love the humor and vintage feel..Great 
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Colornote Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
You can never vacuum too much!!!!! :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Exactly! Or dust, for that matter. Ironing--that's something else entirely. :)
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
oh, oh, my! she still looks surprisingly cheerful ...
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Social conditioning.... :)
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
ha!
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Oh , things were wild at sears and roebuck in fifties , Oh !

Incredible how you made different images work so well in one picture , this could be shot on location , except for the fact it´s not

sure it must be an accurate mental image of the elation , joy and relief given by the home appliances now at the reach of everybody with cash to spare

Without censorship of those times sears and roebuck would have paid big bucks for this advertisement
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
The thing I love about using old paper is that it gets me (and I hope the people who see the work) into a whole different frame of mind. When the first air-jet vacuum cleaner came out in the 1950s, it was such a big deal--I know, because my mother had one. She gave the vacuum a name, she was THAT bonded with it. So much history in the old stuff....
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randallstuartpeik Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Always nice to see your work.  I am new kid on the block here in Art of Collage and am seeing all the types of collage represented here.  I have experimented with a lot of different types of collage and am finally kind of settling into my own little voice in the matter.  Have always come back to look at yours and admire your imagination and the way your are able to not only create something interesting but also make a statement. 
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Hi, and nice to meet ya. Thanks for the kind words. I'm been out of the country for almost a month so haven't been around much, but hope to catch up with your work soon. Funny you noticed the statement thing...when I have something to say, well, that's when I pick up the scissors.... Finding voice is such a fascinating endeavor, and, at least for me, perennially shifting.
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hogret Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Housework as electrifying entertainment!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
In pastels, no less!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
All lined up they look like a threatening robot army! 
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Nothing like labor-saving devices!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Says me!
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I think I used to own one of those vacuum cleaners...lol

I'm intrigued by the poised and promising outlook of the figure on the right, as compared to the harsh evisceration of the figure on the left and the admonition: Look.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Those old vacuum cleaners actually had airjets, which made them "hover" after a fashion and hence much easier to pull. I had heard my mother talk about that, and thought she was just anthropormizing the thing, which she had also named. But then, in one of my old mags, I ran across an advertisement that made it all clear. Imagine my surprise! As to the two women (note that both are on a ladder or ladder shape), I will leave it to you to decide who is rising up and who is plummeting down. ;)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I'm a keen supporter of irony...(as opposed to ironing). :D
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Me, too. Feel the same about ironing!
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