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Kitchen scene


This crankie is based on Hazel Dicken's song Lost patterns. The song speaks of the struggles of working class life, through descriptions of the house where an unhappy person lives alone. In this scene mice run rampant, showing the neglect of this mid-century household. I used handmade papers for this scene to achieve grittier textures. * A crankie or moving panorama is an old fashioned form of visual performance, device. It is a hand cranked scroll in a box. The artwork is rolled around two posts, which is then pulled across the front, much like film in an old camera. This crankie combines papercuts and shadow puppetry.