Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S WISHES FROM LAURIE BETH ZUCKERMAN AT ICONARTE

Laurie Zuckerman's forget-me-not memory tin, "Be My Valentine"

Laurie Zuckerman's forget-me-not memory tin, "Be My Valentine"


Laurie Zuckerman wishes you a sweet and fulfilling Valentine's Day. Valentine's is a topic I had never used in my artwork, but two years ago, I constructed this tobacco tin with antique Valentine's postcards, porcelain doll, glass button, Sacred Heart scapulars, rabbits' feet charms, and plastic bird whistles. This work was part of a series of "Forget-me-not tins" I created for my solo exhibit at the Loveland Museum in Northern Colorado. They were designed to accompany my large installation altar entitled "Forget-me-not," dedicated to remembering my late mother, Blanche Kleid Zuckerman. Below are three detail shots from my Loveland installation in 2009.


Laurie Zuckerman's "Forget-me-not" altar installation 2009 detail

Laurie Zuckerman's "Forget-me-not" altar installation 2009 detail

Laurie Zuckerman's "Forget-me-not" altar installation 2009 detail

Here are three other examples from my sentimental series of miniature tin "Forget-me-not" altars.

Laurie Zuckerman's forget-me-not memory tin, "Sweethearts"

Laurie Zuckerman's forget-me-not memory tin, "Sweet Remembrances"


Laurie Zuckerman's forget-me-not memory tin, "Birds and the Bees,"
includes an antique valentine postcard


To view more of Laurie Zuckerman's Forget-me-not tin altars, click on this link to Laurie's Flickr photo portfolio:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconarte/sets/72157625925432913/

4 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful work Laurie. Great ideas for recycling. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Have a great week.

rebecca said...

dear laurie,
your love and devotion reside in every tribute to your mother.
so glad you are sharing your hearts with us today.
beautiful and endearing.

Jeanne said...

Laurie,
Your beautiful altar dedicated to your Mother is so beautiful and deeply moving. Your creative expression is inspirational. Thank you for sharing. It is such a pleasure reading your blog.

deedee hampton said...

Laurie -I love your "valentines"- beautiful!!!!! Deedee