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....
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.
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.
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.