|My growing collection of phone books and pages.|
I remember being over at my friend Laura's house in the fall of 1980 - I had just turned 12. I was there for a sleepover and although I can't remember the specifics, I'm sure we did all of those stupid girl sleepover things - freezing bras, conducting "seances" with a Ouija board, etc. Here's the thing: earlier in the evening, I had spotted two ancient (like, from the Fifties!) phone books propping up the TV in the kitchen. I so badly wanted to just take them and find a corner and devour them.
Before you worry too much about my antisocial tendencies, rest assured that I outgrew them. For the most part. :D
And speaking of ATCs, I do enjoy using phonebook pages in my art! Here are a couple of examples:
|"Yellow Pages" ATC (used by The New Yorker!)|
|"Staccate il Telefono" ATC|
|"Groovy Icelandic Phonecall" ATC|