Art > Painterly Collage

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Almost all the source material for these collages is my own ink-on-mulberry-paper paintings. Using scissors, razors, rolling wheels, and my hands, shapes emerge from my physical handling of the paper, much as they do when applying the ink itself. Focusing on a movement that goes through my whole body and my imagination, this dynamic is then transferred on through to the scissor---turn this way, turn that way, curve, cut, begin, and end. My hands trace the edges of the sheet or fragment and at some arbitrary moment I cut into it without regard for what is on the surface. The fact that the ink has bled through to the back of the paper means that every piece has a two-sided possibility. This duality introduces instances of relatedness, difference, and serendipity that I could not create deliberately. Once mounted to a support, its new envelop of space, it may appear to resume its former life simply as a painting.

Although the fragments are usually made from a single painting, once they fuse, they create a completely transformed entity. Impersonating living beings, they move and gesture, generating uncanny resemblances that suggest life and presence. Standing, spinning, floating, twisting, and tilting, the mystery of this embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.

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
48" x 32"
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
N1
2016
N2
2016
N3
2016
N4
2016
N5
2016
N6
2016
N7
2016
N8
2016
N9
2016
N10
2016
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