I forgot something important in my long post about house plans.
The photography of Brigitte Carnochan, my stepmother. On the one hand, her gallery work.
I want one of the platinum/palladium triptychs in the Valley Grasses series, maybe two over time, for our master bedroom. In real life, the platinum printing lends these pieces an other-worldly quality, as though the paper itself is singing songs from outer space. Why that imagery comes to mind I absolutely cannot say.
But, since she’s also my stepmother, and family, here’s something else she made on request for my husband’s Christmas present this year.
Two dog montages to hang in his office. I had them framed.
Gitta, as we call her, already had most of these images because a while back she made a line of cards. Hence the dog wearing costumes — a mask, a tiara. He was a congenial guy who loved to pose, and did it happily, with treats. He’s gone now, but the other guy romping with his friends above is most definitely with us. Just not posing.
Brigitte’s cards are still sold around the world. Above is a birthday card, found at Graphique de France. I bring you, in closing, Dog With Curly Ribbon On Nose. They call this other one Howling Dog In Hat, but I think he was just singing Joyeux Anniversaire.
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