This assemblage on canvas, 12" x12"x 1 1/2" is my latest in a series of word inspired collage. I used a tintype of my great-great grandfather, Samuel Bancroft on top of a McGuffy book cover used by many of my aunts in the one room school house just down the road. The problem was that I didn't have the letter"K", but that was solved in the night when I recalled that I had some children's alphabet magnets. ..two choices, green or yellow. When scrounging for some rusted washers in my husband's shop, he came across a native bone button. That was the needed inspiration, "Kin" , all my relations. Red, black, yellow, white. and so it evolved. It just happened. Game pieces, feather emblellishment. Honoring the sky above and the earth below. Rust from my dad's junk pile. I love the way it came together. That's the thrill of creating! Enjoy!