I found a chair. Someone had taken it into a little wood on a rising and sat it there to enjoy the view. I took it home.
The green paint on the metal and wood was peeling and it was beginning to rust in places. After cleaning it up and painting it glossy black, I decided on decoupage - which is the art of decorating an item by gluing cutout paper on to it and varnishing over and over again. According to Wikipedia decoupage was first done by tribes in eastern Siberia a long long time ago. Personally I was inspired by it by an artist friend in Waiheke, New Zealand.
All who know me, know that I have a soft spot for comics and superheroes and since the strips of wood on the chair reminded me of comic strips it naturally became The Strip (Comic) Chair.
I cut out superheroes, mix them up and glue them on, making my own stories by changing the speech balloons. It takes a long time to make them fit more or less right and I promise the stories are not what you'd expect of the superheroes. Don't tell Marvel.
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Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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