Collage Art

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Collage is a unique art form. It’s a fusion of unrelated elements that results in a comprehensive emotion or visual story. As with icons, it is Mexican-style folk art that inspires my love for collage. Also, I'm influenced by the great collagists such as Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch and Joseph Cornell.

In creating these original works, I use a variety of mediums, from wood to yarn to cut tin and spray paint. From cut paper to magazine clippings to original drawings. There’s no beginning and no end to what can be used in a collage!

D-Day
Mixed media collage
7.25" x 7.75", unframed
$140
Ruby Red
Collage on illustration
8.25" x 12", unframed
$247
My Soul Waits
Photograph and cut paper
4.75" x 10" (framed 11" x 19.5")
$150
459
Collage on monoprint
8.5" x 11", unframed
$233
PDA: Public Display of Affection
Collage, montage, unframed
8.75" x 10.5"
$230
Pi: Gateway to Heaven
Mixed media collage
20" x 20" (framed in hardwood 30.5" x 30.5")
$1100
Bb
Mixed media collage on monoprint
6" x 10.25", unframed
$154
Every Knee, Every Tongue
Mixed media over watercolor,
7" x 9.5", unframed
$166
Sacred Space
Mixed media on wood cutout,
19" diameter (framed in hardwood, 28" x 28")
$805
Them Dry Bones
Mixed Media collage,
5" x 8.5" (framed 11.5" x 13.5")
$136
God's Heart
Mixed media collage,
13" x 19" (framed in textured silver-tone, 25.25" x 32")
$717
The Conversation
Mixed media collage,
5" x 6", unframed
$75
Perusing the Stacks
Collage on monoprint,
11" x 15", unframed
$330
All Seeing
Mixed media collage,
12" x 14", unframed
$420
6 cents
Collage, montage
6" x 6", unframed
$90
Yellow & Blue
Mixed media and ink,
8" x 6.5", unframed
$146
Tree line over St. Charles
Mixed media collage on paper, unframed
14.75" x 11"
$454
Joan d'Arc
Original watercolor and cut paper
13" x 17" (framed in textured gray 22" x 23")
$652
Peter's World
Mixed media collage, cut paper and ink on illustration board
4.5" x 11", unframed
$131
Joy (Chara)
Mixed media collage on monoprint,
9" x 12", unframed
$302
7-Up
Photomontage,
5" x 8", unframed
$100
"Layered beauty." - Alice Ellis; Ashland, WI

"I have always appreciated your cool sense of art style." - Austin Ross; Pueblo, CO

When I create a collage, I move through five phases of my artistic process: Emotion, saturation, incubation, production and evaluation. Initially, my thoughts for a piece are emotional. I am inspired by a message and a concept. After the first phase, I move into saturation mode, which is where I explore the feelings I hope to communicate with the collage. Next is the incubation period. This can be a lengthier amount of time, because I keep the concept in the back of my mind while waiting for strong elements to identify themselves. These are ultimately the elements I most want to include in the collage. Once I have that breakthrough, I move into production, which can be a rather quick phase, unless obstacles come up. (And obstacles do come up. So I remain flexible during production, but not to the point of compromising my message.) Finally, after completing a collage, I can evaluate it, which often leads to personal reflection and new ideas.

 

You may come across one that speaks to you and you see the visual story I imagined while creating it.

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