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Colorful Representational Abstract Mixed-Media Collage Painting on Canvas feature Insects and Flowers
3 and 6
Acrylic and paper on Canvas
12 x 16"

Collage: Paper, Metal, Acrylic, Graphite and Pastel on Canvas and Paper.

Acrylic, Paper, Marker, Pencil and Metal on Canvas

This is an original one-of-a-kind 12 x 16" collage painting inspired by leaves and petals strewn about a local parking lot in Eugene, Oregon. It was created using Golden acrylics and various gel mediums, hand cut paper, aluminum foil, film marker, pencil, pastel, marker and aluminum pellets. The edges are painted black and the piece was varnished using Liquitex Satin varnish. This piece has stapled edges so framing it would be the best way to hide the edges completely.

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. They are like putting together jigsaw puzzles, except I haven't seen the image beforehand.

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.

Keywords: painting, pavement, petals, wind storm, collage, colorful, representational abstract, abstract, flowers, frog, insects, leaves

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism

Mediums: Paper, Metal, Acrylic, Graphite, Pastel