by Angie Cook
Simpler Times is a look into
my childhood when
families and home were the
center of a child's world.
The work is set on an old wooden card table that we used throughout
The checker board, pin stripe border and card symbols is the original
design of the table.
I added the clock face, removed the frame and folding legs from underneath
and mounted them on top for a frame.
The assemblage is made up of game pieces, cut outs from 50's sheet
and catalog clippings showing the childhood entertainment of the era.
I included toys from my own childhood, such as my old jump rope with
and the knot for shortening it. Some of the game pieces are imbedded
in a blocks
of Winterstone to make more pronounced design use of the checker board
It was a time when games and
innocence provided a calm
and delightful place
to grow the imagination.