Portfolio > Collage with Vintage Patterns

Golden Cloak
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x24"
2017
$160
Baby Llama
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 24" SOLD
2017
Vintage Pattern, maps, soft pastels, colored pencil on canvas.
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 24"
2017
$200
Flight
Mixed Media on Canvas
24 x 18"
2017
$115
Game Face
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 24" SOLD
2017
Go
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x24"
2017
$140
American Cheese
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x24"
2017
$140
3 Places at Once
Mixed Media on Canvas
18x24"
2013
$150
Rockabilly Girl
13x16"
2013
$100
Black untitled
18x24"
2013
White untitled
18x24"
2013
$150
A Wand for a 3rd Wait
16x16"
2013
$150
Arting about Dresses
Mixed Media on Canvas
20x16"
2013
$125
Ask for the Latest
Mixed Media on Canvas
24x18"
2013
$150
Snappy
Mixed Media on Canvas
40x30"
2013
Ooh....A Neck Bow!
Mixed Media on Canvas
20x16"
2013
$150
SOLD!
Mixed Media on Canvas
24x18"
2013
She Could Have Been A Flapper
Mixed Media on Canvas
18x24"
2013
$125
Shkapantsz
Mixed Media on Panel
58x30"
2013
$225

This group of collages include vintage patterns that range from the 1960s-80s, cloth swatches, ribbons, pins, jewelry, buttons, thread, and what wasn't tied down!
I began this series just by instinct; without any real direction or reason. As the pieces began to multiply I suddenly connected many pieces to other women I know. I find myself, often, playing host, critic, counselor, advocate, and listener to a lot of women in my life (as we all do!). As the sometimes, unbelievable, shocking or hilarious, stories are told to me I put them in a safe place in my heart. At times, they are confidential and painful. Each collage symbolizes a story I have been told. The fabric, the ribbon, the pattern, the design reflects the characters and the setting of each story. I ingest these memories and express them in abstract form.