Original mixed media artwork, entitled "Johnny Decided—Then and There—to Take a Different Road"
15" height x 22.5" width x 1.5" depth
(measurements are approximate)
FYI: This piece is better suited for hanging.
I use layer of paper, ephemera, cardboard, vintage photographs, acrylic paint and gold leaf to create these one-of-a-kind pieces. Each piece has built in hanging apparatus...no need for a frame. Each pieces tells a story and incorporates modern design elements with vintage and antique photos and images.
In a Nutshell:
My personal work is influenced by my love of history and contemporary design. I am curious about family histories—both actual and made up and how the memories and perceptions of our past—even though they may be skewed and altered—are very powerful. I've chosen to use layers of non-archival materials in my collages to represent the fleeting nature of our existence and in hopes of elevating the mundane. My attempt is to make something lovely and precious out of something overlooked and ordinary.