and Found Object Collage Work
As a collagist
and dimensional constructionist, I work
in various mediums. By incorporating
found objects onto my photo collage pieces,
I bring depth, dimension and a literal
touch of realism to these pieces. Most
of my found object collages are layered
and built upon, constructed in a sense,
so that the viewer will engage in conversation
with the piece. Well, not really an out
loud conversation, but certainly a conversation
with one’s mind.
At first glance, one may see conflict in my work; however, all the while I endeavor
to bring harmony, conceptually, with flowing design and color.
I take pleasure in leaving final interpretation to the observer, for each will
see new and old, the bright side and the dark, the serious and the humor in my
work. I’ve always been fascinated by the street artist’s graffiti
and the aging pockets of many of our cities. Many of the images you see in my
collages are actual photos that I’ve taken and quilted together in what
I believe will be an interesting, enjoyable and thought provoking experience.
In my found object art pieces, I utilize the most common stuff one finds in a
junk drawer, attic, and garage or in the street. I assemble and construct these
objects in a frame. These pieces are painted monochromatically in white, black
or dark brown to elicit a stark effect that brings smiles to faces and thoughts
to the mind. After looking at and noting what is seen in one of these pieces
for 20 minutes, I guarantee you that in your next observation of the piece you
will see things you missed on your first visit.
I will custom paint and personalize my found object art work.
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