During work on a recent composed landscape collage, I documented the progress with my iPhone. The images are now formatted as a video for your viewing pleasure. Next time I'll use a tripod but truly there was no room to set one up in my studio!I often had to walk into the next room to get as much distance as I could to evaluate the collage, knowing that it would ultimately be viewed both from long distances and up close. It's very rare for me to work on a piece from the top down (roughly) but I'm generally not working from a sketch either. In this case, it just seemed to develop that way. The final collage, titled "Colorado," is 60 x 40" and is installed in the offices of the Adolph Coors Foundation in Denver, Colorado.
In the course of my more abstract work, I sometimes find images/shapes that remind me of facial features. I throw those ripped papers into a pile and then, every once in a while, I'll turn to that collection and see what I can make from it. And that's how the “Foundling” series was born...Now some of my Foundling collages have been installed at Denver Health’s new Lowry Family Health Center. They’ve “adopted” 32 Foundlings in all.Each collage is 7 x 5" and is composed of contemporary found and repurposed papers. For this installation, the back of each collage has a spacer block so that the artwork appears to float off the wall a little, yielding nice shadow patterns.Hope this whimsical collection will bring a smile to many faces in the waiting room! Many thanks to Nancy Noyes of Noyes Art Designs for championing my work for this space.