Cardboard & Collage

Cardboard represents the ordinary: as an artist my purpose is to have a perspective on that – to paraphrase Italo Calvino; the artists job is to be an unconventional observer of the ordinary. It’s that perspective that inspires me. The thing with cardboard is that it has history. It’s been somewhere else. Also: it’s a cheap material that gives you permission to fail . . . and in that failure is opportunity. It allows for error, spontaneity.

A collage contains an intrinsic perception of value. It’s a perception. There is wonder in the little stuff. I love being able to bring focus to everyday things.  And like cardboard it has has history before it meets you. It’s a second chance at color, line and shape that is hopefully pleasing to the eye, mind and heart.

 

'Be Seated' Wallpaper

Made with organic inks on recycled paper
Available at Bradley (Bradley-USA.com) 

Deconstruct #1

Cardboard and Paper Collage
8 x 9"

Deconstruct #2

Cardboard and Paper Collage
9 x 7"

Deconstruct #3

Cardboard, Leather, and Paper Collage
9 x 8"

Deconstruct #4

Cardboard Paper Collage
13.5 x 14"

Deconstruct #5

Cardboard, Leather, and Paper Collage
9 x 8"

Deconstruct #6

Cardboard + Paper on Collage
14 x 17"

The Castle Chair

Leather, Ink on Canvas
5 x 5"

The Cube Chair

Leather, Ink, and Paper on Canvas
5 x 5"

Sturdy Chair #1

Cardboard, Foil, Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 5"

Sturdy Chair #2

Leather, Foil, and Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 5"

Sky Above Grass Below

Fabric Collage
14 x 10.75"

Close-Up Corduroy Fabric

Metallic Paper, Cardboard, and Paint on Canvas
5 x 5"

Hands Behind My Back

Fabric on Cardboard
14 x 10.75"

Paper Bag 1

Paper on Paper
5 x 5"

Paper Bag 2

Metallic Paper, Cardboard, and Paint on Canvas
5 x 5"

Paper Bag 3

Metallic Paper, Cardboard, and Paint on Canvas
5 x 5"

Paper Bag 4

Metallic Paper, Cardboard, and Paint on Canvas
5 x 5"