Continuing on from my last post, I'd like to share a bit more about the process of this project. Firstly, I am super impressed that my family filled 30 pages in a sketchbook with line rubbings, especially seeing as the sketchbook had to travel from Montreal to Vancouver and then Hawaii. They only had about a month and a half in total to do this and get it back to me in Montreal. On top of each having to do over 30 line drawings they also had to record (in an organized fashion) what objects were below the paper on each numbered page. Everyone's object list was indicative of their personalities, interests and passions. My mother's list was saturated with religious paraphernalia (rosaries, palm leaves, baptismal gown) and my Father's with work related tools and materials; fine scroll stucco, saw, wrench, as well as some hobby related items; Moose-mate call cassette, blues chromatic harmonica, sports watch. My brothers were a little less thematic, but no less interesting. A few of Michael's were; broken sunglasses, pool key, fork, guitar strings. And Davids; Hand, bacon toy, phone, Christmas lights and shark key chain. It wasn't required for everyone to do a different object rubbing for each page (My list was short and simple since I repeated the same six textile related objects; block print, yarn, ceramic buttons, thread and embroidery hoop) but my mom told me that my Dad insisted that he do so with a total of 30 items saying that it wasn't 'creative' enough if he didn't. I love it!
Below are a few the original line rubbings before I added my lines. The acetates in the finished project are complete with my lines though, I just haven't had a chance to scan them again. I'm applying to a few shows with this series so hopefully I'll have a chance to better photograph them. The above picture was the only face-on shot that I took.