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She's trading planets for jewels and showing off her hands in a local galaxy and faraway lands. By Shawn Marie Hardy, Collage-a-Dada
I Offer You This In Trade
Analog Collage: At least 80 Handcut Pieces
10.5 x 11.5"

My name is Jan, it's short for Janet
and I'd like your jewels in exchange for this planet.
They're just the right thing for my jewelry box
and the jeweled bearings in my favorite wrist clocks.
Give me your gems, I'll give you this sphere.
I love that green one shaped like a tear.
Or that chocolate diamond up on the top.
They'll all look nice in my jewelry shop!

This piece is not for sale.

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 (80+ pieces) and Golden Gel Medium. About 10-1/2 x 11-1/2" unframed. Fun, surreal art to wrap your head around, by Shawn Marie Hardy, aka Collage-a-Dada

Keywords: planets, blue, stars, universe, outer space, milky way, cosmic, galaxy, gems, green, hands, jewels

Subjects: Outer Space

Styles: Surrealism, Dada, Illustration

Mediums: Paper