When a package shows up with Erni waving, the cover of Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac's book, and a tooth brush taped to one side, you know that package is going to contain some old school rock star stuff.
From the chunks of the busted up novel to the 3-dimensional collage, Erni's work pops. I especially liked finding the copper coins and golden paper inside the matchbox. Even though the word desolation is all over the place, Erni has added bits of happiness (the angel aspect) in the form of glitter, a smiling star, his smiling self, and colorful paper. Opening up the collaged folder (like a book or a menu) I found:
Erni chose to include the contents of the book and the first page of part four in which we find Jack heading back to America from Europe feeling "shamefaced, dull-hearted, scowling, ragged and nuts." And yet Jack, like Erni, seems determined to find the angel in everything. Take a look at these angel-filled décollages Erni slipped in the green folder: