Based on the success of last year’s collages at the GAC Holiday Market, I have started a new series for spring 2016. I build my collages on wood substrate from an inspiration taken from my paintings and drawings. I add found objects, then give the collage a quote or a border. I love pattern- repeated shapes and coordinating colors. My patterns are decorative and organic, evolving by hand. Sometimes I add text when I feel the piece needs it. Text complements visual objects by combining two forms of communication. Maybe in the future, I may also add a sound track….
I do my collages in two formats. The first examples show a single image on an 8″ square board. The second format is a vertical triptych of three images mounted on 4″ square boards, linked with colored copper.
The pieces featured here can be found at the Art Shop at the Gunnison Arts Center. The GAC is open Tuesday – Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-2. GAC offers many evening venues, with the Art Shop is open during special events. The GAC is located at 102 S Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230. For more information, call (970) 641-4029 or visit the website: GUNNISON ARTS CENTER