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NO PLACE LIKE ROME
Original Italy-Inspired Collage Art and vintage Italian paper treasures
by Jennifer Wilkin Penick

** My shop: http://noplacelikerome.etsy.com**

** Facebook: www.facebook.com/NoPlaceLikeRomeArt **

I find collages poem-like in their ability to create a narrative, a mood, or a composition from an array of originally-unrelated bits. I opened an Etsy shop to share my passion for artwork made predominantly from paper.

I was a studio art major for a spell (as un undergrad), have since earned an M.A. in Italian Art History, and I spent 25 years living and working in Rome. I moved back to the U.S. recently and can now devote time to making creations that are inspired by a life lived in Italy. Much of the paper that I use in…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 4
  • Joined September 15, 2007

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paper, paint, ephemera, vintage illustrations and engravings, photos, maps

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NO PLACE LIKE ROME
Original Italy-Inspired Collage Art and vintage Italian paper treasures
by Jennifer Wilkin Penick

** My shop: http://noplacelikerome.etsy.com**

** Facebook: www.facebook.com/NoPlaceLikeRomeArt **

I find collages poem-like in their ability to create a narrative, a mood, or a composition from an array of originally-unrelated bits. I opened an Etsy shop to share my passion for artwork made predominantly from paper.

I was a studio art major for a spell (as un undergrad), have since earned an M.A. in Italian Art History, and I spent 25 years living and working in Rome. I moved back to the U.S. recently and can now devote time to making creations that are inspired by a life lived in Italy. Much of the paper that I use in my collages, including vintage engravings and illustrations, I have found while shopping at Rome's famous flea market.

My collages use a whimsical and eclectic mix of imagery and materials and frequently incorporate hand-painted elements. They are inspired by the many things that appeal to me. Currently I am fascinated and charmed by natural history, old photos, things with wings, maps, birds and animals (real and imagined), the undersea world, saints and shrines, sculpture and architecture, ancient Roman art, cameos, silhouettes, curiosity cabinets, plants, and food.

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