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And yet another… Salvaged Elements exhibition

Collage on flattened soapbox awaiting framing.

I’ve loved working on the ThroughLines series of collages and plan to extend that thinking to more work eventually but, for now, I’ve returned to working with ideas generated from the “Unboxed” collage series that debuted in a 2016 exhibition.

This next show is coming up fast so […]

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ThroughLines Exhibition Opening / Views

I’m loving having this series of collages on the walls at Spark Gallery… I always gain perspective on my work by standing back and studying it.

My artist statement for the ThroughLines collages:

Recurring issues can confront and confound us, occupying our thoughts. Technology distracts us with incoming stimulation. Daydreams intrude…

These collages are visual […]

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ThroughLines show prep

Postcards for the show, atop the collage that provided the image.

I’ve been working steadily on collages for my ThroughLines show… recent weeks have included looking hard at them and making any last minute adjustments to the artwork. Then I varnish each one with a UV-resistant matte finish, adding hanging hooks/wires and title/care/inventory labels.

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Visual riffs / scenes from the studio

Studio scene, summer 2018.

So here’s how the studio looks when I’m in the midst of finishing a new series of collages — this work is for my “ThroughLines” show in September.

It may appear hectic, but there’s lots of study and contemplation to figure out what paper element goes where. I commit to […]

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KolajFest Recap… contemporary collage symposium

So glad I made the decision to attend the first-ever KolajFest, a multi-day festival & symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society, held July 12-15, 2018 in New Orleans.

It was an honor to deliver the first presentation in the Collage-Making Space, “Ripping It Up,” followed by a demo […]

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World Collage Day 5.12.18

Kolaj Magazine has proclaimed Saturday to be World Collage Day. Celebratory events are happening all around the world, so you may want to check to see if there is something planned for your area. Or plan one for yourself!

Hopefully people will also use the #worldcollageday hashtag and post their work online that day.

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Un-Masked… unveiling a collage for The Mask Project

Final mask for Denver Hospice’s The Mask Project, “Foundling,” by Janice McDonald.

Last fall I was invited to create artwork to contribute to The Mask Project, an auction to benefit Denver Hospice. Once I agreed, I received my “canvas,” — a cold-looking, almost life-sized, white plaster mask.

Mask upon arrival at my studio.

The raw mask sat in the studio looking blankly at me for quite […]

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Unboxed… a stealth project (until now)

And now for something completely different…

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been fortunate to work on many commissioned collages, most with references to landscape, assembled on sturdy wooden supports. My last solo show, Paper Trails, reflected and continued that series. As I was working on those collages, I started to wonder what it […]

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Sequence / collage work in progress

Everyone is always intrigued with work in progress and the sequence of how a collage comes together, so thought I’d do a quick slide show documenting a recent work: “Honey,” a 36 x 36″ collage on wood panel. For whatever reason, this composition developed mostly from the center out toward the edges.

I am […]

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Stop by: opening celebrations

I’m excited to announce that my work has been juried into two exciting shows in Denver, both with opening receptions this Friday, May 2nd. I’ll be spending time at both… just not sure where I’ll be when!

One of my Daily Mail collages will be on view at RedLine’s First Annual Juried Show, “Intersections.” The […]

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