Art > Painterly Collage

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The source material for these collages is my own ink-on-mulberry-paper paintings. The ink bleeds through this unsized paper, giving every fragment a two-sided possibility. This duality introduces instances of relatedness, difference, and serendipity that one could not create deliberately. Although the fragments are usually made from a single painting, once they fuse, they create a completely transformed entity. When mounted to a support, its new envelop of space, it may appear to resume its former life simply as a painting. Impersonating living beings, they move and gesture, generating uncanny resemblances that suggest life and presence. The mystery of this embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.

Crouching Tiger
ink on mulberry paper collaged
52" x 40"
2019
Big Blue
ink on mulberry paper collaged
48" x 60"
2019
Tipping Point
ink on mulberry paper collaged
18" x 18"
2019
Jack Knife
ink on mulberry paper collaged
18" x 18"
2019
The Endless
ink on mulberry paper collaged
50" x 38"
2019
Samurai
ink on mulberry paper collaged
48" x 32"
2019
Femme Fatale
ink on mulberry paper collaged
50" x 38"
2019
Ancient Rhythm
ink on mulberry paper collaged
50" x 38"
2019
Coil Up
ink on mulberry paper collaged
48" x 32"
2019
Power Balance
ink on mulberry paper collaged
32" x 48"
2019
The Pet
ink on mulberry paper collaged
38" x 30"
2019
Sharp Shooter
ink on mulberry paper collaged
50" x 38"
2019
Crack the Whip
ink on mulberry paper collaged
52" x 40"
2019
Snow Globe
ink on mulberry paper collaged
60" x 48"
2019
Gentle Jungle
ink on mulberry paper collaged
50" x 38"
2019
Sail On
ink on mulberry paper collaged
18" x 12"
2019
Calliope
painted collage
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
TIKKUN
ink, paper, map pins, mounted on panel
23" x 12"
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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