This is a different kind of collage than I have been exploring. The figure was placed on a photograph and then re-photographed. She seems to be in the scene but if you look closely the grass is growing at an odd angle. The reflection in the water behind her plus the unresolved point of view create an uneasy resolution. Thanks for visiting!
I’m really enjoying making these photo collages. This one was inspired by a podcast I was listening to about the value of living in or near nature. The background is a cityscape I made in Seattle and the photograph layered over it is of a brilliant winter-red tree I photographed by a lake in Colorado. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting!
This assemblage is called “I’m Sorry”. That’s a veiled reference to my reluctance to ring these bells and disturb someone who likely stepped away from their post for a good reason. The nine bells are superglued to a wood panel. I thought I might paint it but I’m happy with it just as is. Thanks for visiting!
I just love the way these old watercolor pans look: rich, dense color. I created this little assemblage by gluing watercolor paper to a board, stamping it, then gluing on the little pans. Enjoy - thanks for stopping by!
This was a fun little collage; I've always been inspired by the connection between music and photography. Using the negative as a collage element brings it into a new realm of art-making, and is a comment on how irrelevant film has become to photography for so many young artists - a fact I'm reminded of daily by my students. Pasting on the old, dry watercolor pan underscores the notion of using art materials as the subject. Enjoy and thanks for visiting!
I've been saving the pits from our wonderful Palisade Peaches, planning to use them in a piece or two. This tree has been sitting in the studio for a long time, with too much space on the bottom. I decided to line up some of the beautiful peach pits along the bottom and then coat the piece with wax. I'm happy with the result. Thanks for visiting!
This little collage was inspired by the women in my little artist book class this summer. Breaking some rules I've always worked by: covering the entire surface of the piece, making things big, making things match, avoiding the number 13. 13 has been lucky for me so I'm celebrating it here. Enjoy and thank you for visiting.
This piece was composited by layering several coats of wax medium over the ground and then pressing the objects into them. Stamps were used to embellish the composition, and oil stick was rubbed into the impressions, then the excess was wiped away. A final two coats of medium went over the piece.
I enjoyed making this piece; following my intuition, with no set plan always delights. Thanks for visiting!
This is a small map weave. I chose 2 colorful maps, cut them in strips and wove them together. I mounted the weave to the ground with wax after coating both sides of the weave by dipping it into the medium. Next I added the rusty object. The colored twine has the same palette as the maps so I secured a "bouquet" into the little pipe.
This was a fun and colorful little piece to make. Thanks for visiting!
This piece is a re-worked map assemblage. I re-used the ground, with the map adhered to the surface. Several layers of encaustic medium were built up to create a surface that would hold the heavy elements of the tile, bottle and rusty object - all found at Dead Horse Bay last spring. The elements were assembled and then more layers of clear wax were added to bind it all together.
I always enjoy working with rusty and found objects; I love the color and the patina. Thanks for visiting!