Gallery 4 Painted Collage
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Wired 28x29x5, , ink on paper and mixed media, mounted on canvas-covered wood support, 2018. A raised collage, 2.25 inches high, it is built around Wired magazine covers. They are painted over with inks to make them even more bold. And some added things: metallic ribbon, printed dollhouse wallpapers, and a clothesline painted green.
Impressionist Collage 35x39x3, acrylic/paper/canvas on wood support, 2015.
Prints from impressionist masterpieces mounted on backing of varying thickness, then cut into pieces, mounted on a canvas-covered wood support, painted and distressed to the point of being half recognizable, half abstract. Approaching the piece, well-known images from the museums begin to emerge as if from memory. A tribute.
Inner Sea 31x33x5, paper/modelling paste/acrylic/tape mounted on canvas over a wood support, 2018. This collage started out as large white coffee cups cut in half. Painted with acrylics, iridescent gold and silver line the bottoms with gray on the interiors. It is finished with pieces of tape in shades of red and small, floating pieces of blue canvas.
Gaia 32x48x6, paper prints, acrylic, oil, marker, bamboo, wood, mounted on wood, 2014. A deep painted assemblage incorporating segments of photos taken from Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Sylvester. (This is fair use for a transformative purpose). Most images are mounted on posts of varying height. The work addresses the ongoing desecration of our home.
Softened Space 29x41x5, oil on aluminum mounted on canvas over a wood support, 2013.
A deep relief construction composed of aluminum formed into boxes, mounted, painted with oils and lovingly worked over with a sledge hammer. The stripes are two differing reds, a dark blue and a dark green. It has nothing whatsoever to do with a flag, they are just stripes. The effect is to soften space itself.