About this piece:
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts I created Be Prepared. Through my research I was impressed to find that many of the badges and requirements the first Girl Scouts had to learn and earn remain relevant today. Such as the Journalist, Interpreter, International Knowledge, Business Woman, and of course the very useful skill of whipping the end of a rope and knowing how to tie a clove-hitch knot.
Each of the 21pages of Be Prepared is waxed and sewn around the edge, with a vintage Girl Scout Pin stitched right on the top. The collaged pages highlight the skills and requirements of being a Girl Scout. The pages can be read and arranged in various ways.
vintage wooden box, vintage girl scout pins & jackknives, thread.
About the artist:
Julie Shaw Lutts is a book artist exploring themes of history, women, geography, time, mathematics, memory and science, often using vintage items both strange and simple in her work, including maps, diaries, tintypes, photographs, handwritten letters, odd medical devices, keepsakes and relics. Her work is held in collections both public and private.