Artwork > Painterly Collage

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The source material for these collages is my own ink-on-mulberry-paper paintings. Using scissors, razors, rolling wheels, and tearing, shapes emerge spontaneously much as they do when applying the ink itself. With a movement that goes through my whole body as well as my imagination, this dynamic is transferred on to the scissors---turn this way, turn that way, curve, cut, begin, and end. My hands trace the edge and at some arbitrary moment I cut instinctively without regard for what is on the surface. The ink bleeds through to the back of the paper giving every piece a two-sided possibility. This duality introduces instances of relatedness, difference, and serendipity that I could not deliberately create. Once mounted to a support, the collage resumes its former life simply as a painting.

Like living beings, these works move and gesture, generating uncanny resemblances that suggest life and presence. Standing, spinning, floating, twisting, and tilting, this mysterious embodiment is one aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.


Hover
2021
Akimbo
2021
Bundle
2021
Fetish
2021
Undercurrent
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
46" x 36"
2019
Diving Bell
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
46" x 36"
2020
Crouching Tiger
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
52" x 40"
2019
Big Blue
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
60" x 48"
2019
Gentle Jungle
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
50" x 38"
2019
The Endless
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
50" x 38"
2019
Samurai
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
48" x 32"
2019
Coil Up
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
48" x 32"
2019
Crack the Whip
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
52" x 40"
2019
Femme Fatale
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
50" x 38"
2019
Ancient Rhythm
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
50" x 38"
2019
Power Balance
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
32" x 48"
2019
The Pet
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
30" x 38"
2019
Sharp Shooter
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
50" x 38"
2019
Snow Globe
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
60" x 48"
2019
Red Rocker
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2020
Late Bloom
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2020
Plumped
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2020
Sail On
ink on mulberry paper collaged
18" x 12"
2019
Tipping Point
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2019
Jack Knife
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2019
Swept Away
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
42" x 28"
2020
Castaway
ink on mulberry paper collage mounted to panel
18" x 18"
2020
Calliope
painted collage on mulberry paper
36" x 25"
2017
FOREIGN BODY
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
MOVING TARGET
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
40" x 30"
2013
SHE
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
48" x 32"
2014
MATADOR
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
48" x 32"
2014
SHATTER
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
40" x 60"
2014
NEST
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
24" x 38"
2013
LIFE UNIT
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
30" X40"
2013
DUST DEVIL
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
45" x 23"
2013
CANTED
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
FLICKER
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
BLACK MOUNTAIN
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
CHAIN REACTION
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
HIDDEN AGENDA
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
SNAPDRAGON
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
FAILING TO FALL
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
HARNESS
ink on mulberry paper collaged
33" x 24.5"
2015
STROLL
ink on mulberry paper collaged
44.5" x 32.5"
2015
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016
N10
2016