Alsatian artist Raymond E. Waydelich has a passion for combining found objects with painting to compose his works of art. He has created 55 card-sized masterpieces spiced with his own zesty humour.
As well as being a work of art in its own right, each one of the Lydia Jacob Story cards is a departure point into a surreal world, a new and still unknown place occupied by a memorable collection of humans, animals, plants, and (possibly) inanimate objects.
In the course of Waydelich’s lifelong passion for collecting, disassembling, and recreating, he came across a portrait of a seamstress named Lydia Jacob, who lived in Strasbourg, France, during the latter years of the 19th Century. Her name and the remnants of her history became the impulse for the cycle of works entitled Lydia Jacob Story, to which this deck’s collages belong. Waydelich says, “Lydia Jacob, c’est moi.”
Brought together against a backdrop of vivid landscapes, mysterious texts and astonishing maps, the denizens of Lydia Jacob’s world invite us to associate and invent along with their creator. Our fantasies take over where the artist’s left off.
The Lydia Jacob Story cards inspire contemplative enjoyment of delightful artworks as well as activating our creativity. Use them to inspire creative endeavors such as storytelling, theatre, music, and dance.
Limited edition, black box, gold stamp.
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