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This queen bee is thinks she's mother nature. The butterflies and the bees love her and her big flower head. analog collage collage-a-dada shawn marie hardy
Queenie, 1880
Paper collage on antique photo
5 x 7"

Collage: Paper and Photo on Cardboard and Paper.

My work is usually spontaneous, and while my collages may seem simple, I tend to labor over each one for hours. ADD makes it very hard for me to organize, so finding just the right combination of colors and shapes is a challenge. Every piece I assemble is both a labor of love, and an obstacle to cross.

I am a lover of the unknown; of science fiction, and the idea that there might be others out there besides us. I tend to add satire and humor to my work, and I like to place things where they don't belong. I get enough realism in real life so I unwind by creating little escape hatches that are fantastical and dreamlike.

This is an original one-of-a-kind analog (hand cut and pasted) analog collage / montage made from paper ephemera (20+ pieces), an antique cabinet card photograph, and Golden Gel Medium. About 5-1/4 x 7-1/2" unframed. Ready to mat and frame to your liking. Fun, surreal art to wrap your head around, by Shawn Marie Hardy

Note: Collage pricing is based on total square inches + number of pieces + time. I'm happy to answer your questions.

Keywords: photography, portraiture, cabinet card, woman, butterflies, victorian, collage, analog, antique, flowers, insects, nature

Subjects: Women

Styles: Surrealism, Illustration, Portraiture

Mediums: Paper, Photo