A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images. The scrapbook was an old paperback, each page containing a single scrap or set – the same design in different sizes. At playtime, collectors exchanged scrap books and thumbed through the pages, poking scraps of interest out of the top of the book before beginning trade negotiations. Simple pleasures.
In terms of the images, the Madonna Icon was my favourite scrap, while the babies and mothers were of little interest. The retro charm of the mothers and babies has grown on me, however.
Collage – die-cut scraps
Also available as a digital collage.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest