I do love the original American Gothic
. It has a sense of humor about it and really does represent "middle America". My American Gothic
represents the ethic community that Seattle is famous for. Much of Ballard, a Scandinavian founded neighborhood, a part of Seattle, is rich in culture. This piece included a reference to Finland. I frequently get stamps on mail from Finland which I covet and include in collages. Finnish stamps are quite creative. This particular one is circular with a second portion that pulls out as a second stamp. I love that it leaves a negative space on the round stamp.
Eye candy, big time!
And, it is reminiscent of my mom's old albums ...
with black pages & white hand writing.
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