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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 […]

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Ongoing saga of the Daily Mail collages

April 1 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald.

I’ve been posting the Daily Mail collages on my Facebook art page in a one-year-later, day-by-day manner and want to put them here too. However, I’ve fallen way behind! Where has April gone?!

I’d, of course, love for you to like my Facebook page if […]

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More from the Daily Mail collage series

Another week’s worth of collages from my Overlooked Artifacts exhibition, made from mail received one year ago this past week. Each is an original collage on paper, 7.5 x 5.5,” framed in black metal frame 12 x 9,” with UV resistant glass and archival mat. ©2013.

March 25 2013, original collage by Janice […]

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More daily mail collages…

Another week’s worth of collages from my Overlooked Artifacts exhibition, made from mail received one year ago this week. Each is an original collage on paper, 7.5 x 5.5,” framed in black metal frame 12 x 9,” with UV resistant glass and archival mat. ©2013. I’d be happy to ship you one if it speaks […]

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Just one thing in the mailbox… an inauspicious beginning

“MAR 01, 2013,” original collage on paper by Janice McDonald, 7.5 x 5.5,” ©2013.

“Harvesting” the potential collage elements from the postcard.

This is the first collage created for the “Overlooked Archives” show. The only thing that arrived on March 1st, 2013 was a coupon/postcard from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It […]

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The envelope(s), please

Background texture for artist statement made of discarded envelopes.

 

Handwriting from my Dad… nice contrast to the usual mail!

As part of the “Overlooked Archives” exhibition, I incorporated a wall of envelopes as a background for my artist statement (a short explanation of the work). I wanted something textural as […]

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On a quieter note…

Reflecting on a small group of the Daily Mail collages.

 

Views of the “Overlooked Artifacts” exhibition at Spark Gallery on a quiet afternoon… There were 75 original collages, framed with UV glass and archival matting, each 12 x 9″ in size and hung chronologically in a grid. This represented each day’s mail […]

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Selections from the Daily Mail collages on view

Eventually perhaps I’ll post all 75 collages somewhere here but for now they’re most easily viewed on my Flickr page here. Click on the small box with the arrow above the images to view as a slide show.

For now, here are a few of the most discussed collages — and yes, they are all […]

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El Anatsui: inspiration and exhibition in Denver

I've been inspired by El Anatsui since I first glimpsed his huge recycled tapestry-like work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008… I even wrote a blog post about it way back then!

So I've been looking forward to his retrospective show at the Denver Art Museum, "When I Last Wrote to You […]

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Time flies… 2011!

"Time Flies," collage, 12 x 12 x 1," contemporary papers and recycled imagery on wood panel.

Best wishes for an amazing New Year! I'm so grateful for my truly wonderful friends, patrons, and supporters. (You know who you are!) 

P.S. Most of you probably permanently retire your calendars at year's end. Not me, as you […]

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