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.
Gaia 32x48x6, paper prints, acrylic, oil, marker, bamboo, wood, mounted on wood, 2014.
A 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 raised on posts of varying height. The work addresses the ongoing desecration of our home.
Inner Sea 31x33x5, 2020. Paper coffee cups/modelling paste/acrylic/tape mounted on canvas over a wood support. This collage started out as large white coffee cups cut in half and painted with acrylics. Iridescent gold and silver line the bottoms with gray on the interiors. Finished with pieces of tape in shades of red and small, floating squares of painted canvas.
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.
Softened Space 29x41x5, 2013. Oil on aluminum mounted on canvas over a wood support.
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 to do with a flag, they are just stripes. The effect is to soften space itself.
Storm Clouds 16x20x1.5, 2018. Oil & collage on wood support, 2018.