Day 22: Earlier this month I found Louise. Not sure how I landed on her site but it was clear I needed to reach out to her to be included in my series this month. She's an amazing photographer and book artist and has such a clever mind. She's an observer, an inventor, combining low and high tech with pristine and handsome results.
Of course my favorite are her City Shields. Isn't that a genius title? Here's how she describes them: City Shields is a photographic documentation that takes the viewer on a walking journey through the urban streets of various Canadian, Scottish and American cities. This work collects souvenirs of travelled cities around the world using manhole covers to depict exploration of geographical locations along the artist's life journey. It all started when a cover caught her eye while in Scotland - that was 1999, and she's been an enthusiast ever since - collecting and documenting from her native Canada, as well as parts of the US.
There are more than 50 sets completed! That means she has traveled, searched, photographed, sized, printed, and cut numerous covers per set. Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Clearly a labor of love. You can get yourself a volume (or two or three) in her shop!
Thanks Louise for allowing me to share your creativity - such an inspiration!
Louise Levergneux SHOP, click on books to find her City Shields and flipbooks.
LAST DAY TO ENTER FOR THE GIVEAWAY. ENTER YOUR COMMENT ON DAY 15 HERE. Drawing will be later tonight and I will announce the winner tomorrow.