The Long Way Home


Angel On My Doorstep
November 7, 2010, 7:47 AM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , , ,

In and around our studio/home this past weekend.

I found her sitting outside our door, enjoying the First Friday sidewalk traffic.

This is Lulu.

I had to capture the morning light before heading out the door to run errands.

Our collection of Marys. Photo by Jeff.

Collections of Grace - found objects by Laura Vincent

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Very very nice!

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Comment by Eric

yay, thanks, eric!

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Comment by Lisa

How lovely to find an angel on your doorstep!

That Collections of Grace show looks so incredibly awesome. How I miss Pittsburgh lately!

Did you and Jeff buy a Mary at our garage sale before we moved? Not that it matters, but for some reason I picture you buying a Mary statue.

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Comment by Juli

I think we may have bought a Mary at your garage sale! Was it a tiny cream-colored one? We have so many religious statues. My favorite is a tall child of Prague, which creeps out Jeff for some reason. I think of them as very Eastern European – very “Pittsburgh.”

But I know we definitely bought a velvet Jesus painting which hangs proudly in our studio!

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Comment by Lisa

I don’t really remember…I collect religious statues as well, I just recall leaving a few behind when we moved out here. But the velvet Jesus I remember! Glad you guys are still enjoying it.

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Comment by Juli

Lulu is a princess! She owns that couch!

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Comment by Allegheny Eats

Don’t I know it. Kitty rules our lives – she’s too damn cute, she can get away with it.

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Comment by Lisa

I’m thinking about collections, how we have to psychologically group objects together to understand them, and then I see your post today. As I see it: the angel, being first, is the theme – found objects, gifts, people/cats/things that share your space and enrich it, if only briefly. Life ephemeral. With layers of female imagery/expectation/role/socialization and memory. Like those richly coloured matryoskhas, so much to unpack and savour.

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Comment by eyegillian

Gillian – Your previous comment on the “Collections of Grace” post inspired me to start ‘collecting’ images around my corner of the world. I think as artists, we do this anyhow, but unconsiously – but thinking of how objects define a place, it forces me to look at my surroundings with new eyes. It helps, especially as the winter settles in and makes it more challenging to travel.

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