Tearing paper, a mathbook and collage

I am a relatively ‘new’ artist – like ten years or so. Before that, I was a math nut. These are two really different sides of the brain… so it only makes sense that i would tear up an ancient matchbook (circa 1865) and create a Pelican. The math book was falling apart literally, but full of really great pictorial representations of how to create fractions and trigonometry and a bunch of fun word problems…. you know the ones… “If you have ten pancakes and there are 5 people to feed, how much syrup do you need…” ha.

at any rate, here is the little guy – and one of his friends….  i hope to continue more in the series this weekend for the upcoming Beach Art Festival…

pelican collage

2015 torn paper and paint 8 x 8 on birch wood panel.

torn paper and paint pink starfish collage 8 x 10 on canvas

torn paper and paint pink starfish collage 8 x 10 on canvas

Things happen for a reason…

Angelwork 11
Angelwork 11

There is so much going on in the background (under the paint) of this angelwork. She has many paper layers (she was once a practice collage that I despised). She was layered and stressed and sanded. She was once bright orange and dark green (yes at the same time and talk about U.G. L. Y.). Alas she has become one of my absolute favorites ! The camera picked up on the warmth and depth of her layers and automatically added the amber glow – normally I would color correct this before posting, but I can’t it is too lovely and it must have happened for a reason.

 
Happy Saturday !