By isolating and simplifying objects and their environments, an elemental nature can be revealed that exists in all things, real and imagined. This is the thread connect us all. Through the particular, the universe can be obtained. The power of art is the power of transcendence from beauty and the particular into the sublime and the universe and back again…. [read this]
I think I’m a collagist simply because I love images. I’m a magpie for ephemera, searching out and collecting interesting visual material. The poetic quality of vintage material has a particular draw for me. There’s often a shrouded sense of sadness in old images. They are memories that have been forgotten and discarded as they lost their immediate relationship to… [read this]
My working method since the mid-1990s has been to create equivalent color palettes from my collage and montage studies for translation into the medium of oil paint. In all of my paintings, I have sought color mastery and color is the subject of my work. Both Josef Albers and Charles W. Hawthorne were obsessed with creating the illusion of transparency… [read this]
For me, whether your work is a craft or an art, first of all it has to be sincere and important for you. That’s a secret of happiness. At least a big part of it. My works shouldn’t make the world better. I just need them to exist. And hope that someone else also does. The Palette project consists of… [read this]
The ‘taped together’ series uses pieces of tape to merge images in an organic way. In this perception, tape is the flesh and blood vessels that put together a golem-like corpus.
Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow. It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light. Expectant as nakedness, collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep. It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold. At its best, like poetry, collage is a… [read this]
Artist’s statement: I’m always creating the collages like “Automatic writing”. Putting pics of roses, creeks and chimneys on watercolour papers. Painting Liquitex gels and linseed oil on these. When I fall asleep, they spend the night to wait for the other stories. In the morning light, I paste the unknown actors of the untitled movies on roses, creeks and chimneys…. [read this]
Artist’s statement: Integrant (handmade collage, 2016) These are full-bodied, organic-approved combos that can stand alone as an indulgence, profound spirit, or may serve as an addition to capabilities of loved ones. All choices are available year-round! Mostly, in the physical realm, it tastes good without any component overwhelming the others. It couldn’t be one-note of intellect and emotions; it’s more… [read this]
Meat: a series of handmade collages
taken from the Coach House Series
Show runs through January 2017 (by appointment) Reception Friday Nov. 4, 2016 from 4-7 PM DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Archives Over 160 works by artists from all over the world celebrating 100 years of DADA. 1925 Rosina Street Suite C Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 505-303-3034 collagemuseum.com Dada, the… [read this]
Artist’s statement: I have dedicated many years to working with this technique. After a period of experimentation with large format digital collage, I am currently working manually: I have returned to scissors, glue, and the exploration of various materials. At the moment, I work in small, medium and large format, but always apply handmade collage techniques. I like to combine… [read this]
Capturing the ephemeral moments. Assembling the memories into an album. As time goes by, the remains will become the layer of soil. Preferably returning to one little tree someday.
Artist Statement: I make collages out of paper. I use auction catalogs, with displays of jewels, silver, and gold antique pieces or reproductions of paintings and drawings that I repurpose for my own use. Usually, I have some preconceived ideas about the colors and the composition. Sometimes I successfully execute the idea right off. But many times I realize it… [read this]