I'm excited to be launching the the "Earthy" Collection on the blog this month with special introductory pricing (see below). I grew up in a rural area in upstate New York and spent a lot of time outdoors. Nature and landscape have always fascinated me so it seems natural that those elements would percolate up in my work though not in a literal way. These abstract, mixed media collages on paper have a palette of earthy hues and rich surfaces. The artworks evolved intuitively from arrangements of paper and fabric, drawn from my extensive stash, that were layered with acrylic paint and sometimes with machine stitching. As the pieces developed they suggested inviting imaginary landscapes, gardens and other elements from the natural world.
Many of the collages were monoprinted using Gelli Plates with acrylic paint. This created surprising and unexpected textures and colors. Using a sewing machine as a drawing tool, several collages were also stitched with heavy thread. The resulting line work visually reinforced the overall designs and added a geometric counterpoint to the organic textures. The collages are dressed up in natural wood frames. They are also available unframed.