Watts Towers are still on my mind. I used text from their brochure as a background along with some more text and illustrations. The Washi Tape makes me think of mosaics, so I used it too. I am definately going back some time.
I was so taken with Watts Towers that I am still wanting to use the images in my collage. A vellum tracing of the tower images is glued on top of a Zen Tangle drawing on vintage magazine paper. A drawing of the Watts Towers from their brochure is on the top layer. I used the striped Washi Tape because it reminds me of the colors Rodia used in his broken china.
Simon Rodia moved to the Watts area of Los Angeles in the 1920s. For thirty one years he worked alone on the construction of his towers. They are a monument to the human spirit, the need to create . I walked around in awe, took lots of pictures and had the time of my life. I encourage you to do a google search of the Watts Towers.
A photo mat was applied over the scanned Peterson's Magazine image of a story about Leap Year. Washi Tape double framed it and vintage calling cards were added to the interior. A stamo of a branch with leaves and a bird complete it.