Rikkianne Van Kirk's Profile
You Sentimental Idiot is a project inspired by found materials that have a past. Antique diaries are the main medium. I hope to make the aged pages and forgotten words current with my illustrations. Some drawings are inspired by direct quotes from the diaries while others are what I imagine the writer would have seen. I create the works by drawing directly on top of the diary page with a Sharpie.
I inherited the first diary from my Great Aunt. The rest were found in antique shops. I am a collector as well as a lover of folk art and all things with a history. I find joy in upcycling materials in ways that are both simple to use and to appreciate. I hope that You Sentimental Idiot breaths life into something old, something forgotten, something sentimental.
Website - http://www.rikkiannevankirk.com/…
- Born on March 14
- Joined November 23, 2010