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Eloquent art "painted" with paper: Collage by Deco

Santa Fe, New Mexico On Etsy since 2019

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DECOfineartcollage

Eloquent art "painted" with paper: Collage by Deco

Santa Fe, New Mexico | 24 Sales

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Announcement    Updates on my website www.deco-collage.com include items from both my Etsy shops, DECOfineartcollage and StarArtbyDeco - visit all three - you might find an item that will warm your soul or make the perfect for some one you love.

Cosmic! Explore my new Etsy shop StarArtbyDeco featuring my collage work of spacescapes, moons, suns, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and star birth clouds. Visit and look at the new listings.

Get updates on my current shows; visit my website www.deco-collage.com and go to News/Shows to read my blog.
Visit me on my Facebook page: Deco - Artist and see the latest postings

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Last updated on Jun 24, 2020

Updates on my website www.deco-collage.com include items from both my Etsy shops, DECOfineartcollage and StarArtbyDeco - visit all three - you might find an item that will warm your soul or make the perfect for some one you love.

Cosmic! Explore my new Etsy shop StarArtbyDeco featuring my collage work of spacescapes, moons, suns, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and star birth clouds. Visit and look at the new listings.

Get updates on my current shows; visit my website www.deco-collage.com and go to News/Shows to read my blog.
Visit me on my Facebook page: Deco - Artist and see the latest postings

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On Etsy since 2019

Who is "Deco" ?

Deco is my family nickname, given to me by a sibling who couldn’t pronounce my given name Bernadette. Just as I have been “Deco” all of my life, I have been an artist all of my life. Although my education was in Literature and Writing, I was always drawn to the magic of assemblage, creative juxtapositions whether words or objects. I discovered the medium of collage by accident. I am a self-taught artist, learning my craft through trial and error. While working on large-scale pen-and-ink portraiture, I thought, “What if I created a portrait composed of scraps of paper? Torn and cut pieces with words and images…." I was already embedding words in my ink portraits, so it wasn’t an impossible leap for me. I began immediately and did not look back.

Bits of paper provide hue and shape, the embedded words and images imbue the picture with humor, meaning, and irony. Sometimes I spend days searching through my cache of paper for a precise word, in the right size and the correct color.

I am fascinated by the ambiguous borders between being and nothingness. I consider the dissolution of matter...the things that are there and aren't anymore, or things that are really, truly existent, but are so diffused, they are barely perceptible. Perhaps that is why distant galaxies hold such fascination for me.
This Etsy page is a glimpse of the artwork I have created for the past twenty years. Poetry has always played a lively part in my artwork; I was recently commissioned by the State of New Mexico to create art to promote the Poetry Out Loud recitation competition ( 2019). My collage portrait of Abraham Lincoln was on display in the White House for a few years. Currently, I am working on my Coral Reef series - colorful, powerful abstracts of the disappearing seascape - and my Elements series – Water and Fire completed, Air is in process. For more glimpses, take a look at my website, www.deco-collage.com Take a look, and then look closer.

I grew up in Chicago and now reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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    Collage Artist, Owner

    I grew up on the West Side of Chicago, and lived for a time in a Victorian house in River Forest. I reside now in my home and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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