Early on in my trash diggings, I uncovered a stack of old and old old photographs. They were lovely and humorous. The hair from the 60′s shots were awesomely ridiculous! I wondered immediately, “Why would anyone throw away history like this?” I don’t know. Who wouldn’t keep these and share them with their family for generations?
“This is your great great grandmother….these were taken before color photographs, and television was invented…..”
Maybe there is nothing left of this family line? Maybe they are a bunch of strangers genetically disconnected from anything presently living. Oh that’s real sad. Maybe it’s my job to resurrect them and give them a community to ogle and stare at.
“Why would he wear that plaid suit?…..Oh look at the cars back then…..”
In rescuing these historic gems, I’ve given myself the important job of honoring those that lived and have been forgotten. I will respectfully transform them to be reintroduce in a new and memorable way– hopefully not to be forgotten again. Here is the fabric I created. It’s going to be a bodice for a dress.