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Abstract Found object art with cardboard, metal, foil, glitter nail polish, candy wrappers, and a leaf skeleton
Close Cover, Strike Gently
Found Objects on paper
9 x 12"

Collage: Paper, Metal, Enamel, Marker and Found Objects on Paper, Cardboard and Other.

This is an original found-object collage, created with items I found during a walk around my neighborhood. I found the yellow and grey cardboard first, and eventually gathered enough debris and rubbish to form this. I added glittered nail polish and marker scribblings. Amongst the findings: cardboard, metal washer, foil, candy wrappers, plastic, leaf skeleton, empty match book.

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.

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Fun, surreal art to wrap your brain around, by award-winning artist, Shawn Marie Hardy

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Keywords: Trash To Treasure, Tobacciana, Rubbish, Trash Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Expressionism, Found Object, Leaf Skeleton, Abstract, Garbage, Recycled Art, Matches

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism

Mediums: Paper, Metal, Enamel, Marker, Found Objects