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Analog collage featuring woman vacuuming up the milky way's stars in the dark skies of outer space.
Hoovering
Analog Collage
9.5 x 12"
2017

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Of all the curious things to maneuver
this black and starry day
Like getting out your trusty Hoover
to clean the Milky Way.

Collage: Paper on 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. I don't usually have a preconceived idea behind these collages; they are like jigsaw puzzles that I create blindly. The story does not unfold until the work is finished and the story is different for everyone.

This is an original one-of-a-kind analog (hand cut and pasted) collage / montage made from paper ephemera (6 pieces) and Golden Gel Medium. About 9.5 x 12 unframed. Fun, surreal art to wrap your head around, by Shawn Marie Hardy, aka Collage-a-Dada

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

Keywords: stars, universe, vacuum, woman, sci-fi , outer space, science fiction, cleaning, cosmic, galaxy

Subjects: Outer Space

Styles: Surrealism, Dada, Illustration

Mediums: Paper