"A piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.
The art of making collages.
a combination or collection of various things."
Mixed Media Collage Portfolio
The collage paintings in this portfolio fall into two categories:
- mixed media wall art and
- contemporary female figurative pieces.
The mixed media wall art series is based on some of my favorite quotes or book passages. I find words very inspiring and much of my contemporary wall art is created with a word or phrase in mind. In my sketch book are pages and pages of quotes, book passages, and sayings that have been gathered over the years.
I created these canvas pieces as a challenge to work bigger - most measure 2'w x 4'h. Perfect size for that large wall space that needs filling. Each unique mixed media art piece is on unstretched artist canvas. I love working on canvas because it is so versatile - it can be painted, cut, ripped, sewn, and glued. On all of them, I have collaged either words or images or both, onto the surface. Each piece has it's own unique hanging system.
Much of my work has a feminine slant, celebrating the Divine Feminine. The female figurative pieces you see are from my Wild Woman series. The face is collage and the rest is a mix of acrylic paint, acrylic texture gels, water-soluble crayon, and hand carved stamps.
Many are still available for sale. If you are interested, please contact me for pricing.
The Power of C:
Crones, Crowns, Crows
Many of my collages celebrate the life and contributions of a 'Crone.' The word 'crone' is derived from the tradition of the triple goddess, depicting the three stages of a woman's development: maiden, mother, crone/elder. Society has attached a negative connotation to women of a certain age. Native Americans wisely recognize a woman of age as a font of wisdom and knowledge.
The last ten images are from a series called 'The Power of C: Crones, Crowns, Crows.'
I've also created a number of small collages based on quotes, poetry, and book passages. These are available as 8" x 10" prints on acid-free photographic paper.
These make unique, thoughtful gifts for that special woman in your life.