Visiting my mother is like going to a museum. She collects antiques, mostly early American artifacts from the turn of the century. Collections of rolling pins, wash boards, and tobacco tins cover the walls and decorate every spare inch of her comfortable colonial home.
As an artist, bent towards design and illustration, I am mostly attracted to the ephemera of bygone packaging, advertisements, boxes, and tins. Here is a small collection of her items that I find so influential to my work.