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NEW: Small Abstract Series.


Some Selected Works

Collage


Kitchen Collage
cut-outs from magazines / acrylic medium
24" x 36" stretched canvas frame

I don't make a lot of collages but they are a fun challenge - that being trying to get everything you want exposed, not covering it with what you add after, without leaving any holes... balancing color, lines, shapes (lots of round things here), texture, subject, text / images... oh, and no air bubbles - big challenge in itself. It is also important to have places the eye can go to rest and/or focus on. In this case I included recipes, large type, large "solids" and even a story-line. I only included images of things I like to eat or that have some relevance. Can you tell I have dogs ? (Okay, I ate Milk-Bones as a kid too.) I love the lady with the bowl. I wonder what she was eating? It must have been very good! For some reason I really love this piece. It pleases me to look at it. I would never part with it.

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Comic Collage



Super Friends
paper on panel with acrylic matte medium / 24" x 36"

This collage was made by cutting out images from two books: DC Comics: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes and Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics. Both books I bought from alibris.com for $0.99 (actually bought two of each). I used an acrylic matte medium to adhere the pieces and top coat the work.

This project took awhile to do. Not because of the time to cut out everything but in the arrangement, trying to balance color, tone, texture, characters, text, and to make sure what I wanted shown wasn't covered up by something else. (Also to hide what I didn't want to show.) I worked in a two phase process. First the background then the main characters. Some images seemed too new looking so I distressed them before gluing them down.

My goal was to create a piece in which the more you look at it the more you see.

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"Sealife"  7' x 3-1/2'

Hand-painted Fabric Collage



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