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This collage is framed and hanging in the dining room. The three men are another photographic image from the Met Museum calendar. They're looking through a window at a lunch counter. I always save the fortunes from cookies as you never know when they will come in handy. It is not obvious but the gray behind my photos is actually silver mylar.
Mark has done work over the years incorporating cardboard, so I thought I would try it.
I really like this collage and the one above, but they would not work in the frames and mats Mark had made since they were done on thick corrugated cardboard. Maybe they'll get framed sometime in the future. "The Rotten Heart" in the image below refers to pruning dead trees.
I enjoyed the process of making collages so much that I made two more as birthday presents. This one went to a friend who is of Italian heritage and has been to Italy a number of times. Her birthday is in October, thus the tiny calendar. I wanted to include some dried Hydrangea petals since they fit the color theme. Gluing down paper thin dried petals is just about impossible. Not sure I will ever try it again!
This one went to my artist cousin out East. I did this at the same time as the one above and had just as much trouble pasting petals on this one, too. You probably have also realized that a great many of these collages have included postage stamps. I find them so captivating that it is hard not to include them in everything.
If you are mathematically inclined you may have realized Mark made me eleven frames but I've only shown nine framed collages. There are two others that are framed but they were among the first ones I did last year. I decided they are not as strong as my later work and they need to be replaced with new images. So we are getting rid of our guest bedroom and turning it into a studio so I don't have to use the dinner table every timeI want to make art! Stay tuned for updates as that process happens.