While browsing in a Paris flea market, I discovered a folder of several drawings made in 1913 by a 15 year old French schoolboy named Georges Beaufils. The sketches were originally done as class assignments and included corrections that the teacher had made. I decided that since each drawing was of an object, it would be fun to try to find the same object in the flea market. I succeeded, and set out to create a series of assemblages by combining the drawing with the object and other related materials.
As there were only six original drawings, I decided to continue this project on my own, "d'apres" Georges Beaufils. I had my French friends make the teacher's corrections.
I guess you could call this a 100 year collaboration between me and Georges Beaufils!
There are about 20 pieces in the series. Each frame is handmade from barnwood.

THE PARIS PROJECT
 THE PARIS PROJECT
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, bronze hand
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, wooden number blocks
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, conch shell
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, bullets
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, darning egg
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, shoe
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, safety pins
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, photograph, dish
 THE PARIS PROJECT Paper, print, wooden egg
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