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She traverses the stars fulfilling her dreams
stopping at the Milky Way for a quick sip of cream.
She's in black and white in this galaxy of red.
Where she's caught the attention of a guy named Fred.
He's in black and white too--almost identical.
He says, "Come live with me and life will be plentiful."
"No thanks," her reply. "Your proposition is fine.
But I'll stay in this land of ruby and carmine."
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 (about 45 pieces) and Golden Gel Medium. About 10-1/2 x 13-1/2 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: planets, red, universe, utopia, woman, outer space, milky way, cosmic, flowers, galaxy, garden, jewels
Subjects: Outer Space
Styles: Surrealism, Dada, Illustration