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mrg603@yahoo.com

Abstract collage is the perfect medium for a “collector” like me who values recycling and enjoys rummaging thru junkyards, flea markets and construction sites.  My work is driven by a spirit of playfulness possibly stemming from my background as a preschool educator.  Intuition and spontaneity are my tools as I explore with endless variations of shape, line, texture and pattern. I experiment with different mediums moving from collage to dress design to 3D wood sculptural assemblages, and more currently, collage with teabags and used dress patterns.. Combining unrelated and diverse materials gives them new life together.  It is like putting a puzzle together based on my own aesthetic.  For me creating art is a fulfilling journey, a play of spontaneity and intention, and I continue to explore endless possibilities.

 

 

 

The Arrangement

9 x 16" Wood assemblage
 

The Lineup

12 x 7" Wood assemblage

Blood, Sweat and Tea

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

Cigar Buddy

11x14" on wood panel, mixed media with found objects

You Better Move On

8 x 8" Recycled envelope with transfer on wood panel

Opposing Forces

8 x 8" Recycled envelope with transfer on wood panel

Dance the Night Away

11 x14" Mixed media

Bumping Heads

12 x 12“ Mixed media

 

 

Five Shades of Gray

12 x12" Mixed media

 

 

Strata

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

Tea for Three

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

Say Yes to the Dress

11 x 14" Mixed media

Circles in the Squares

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

Pinball

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

Standing Tall

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

 

Line by Line

12 x12" Mixed media

Bearded Cyclops

34 x 8" Wood assemblage with found objects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray Circles

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

Sayonora

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

Teabag Bonanza

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

 

 

Splat

12 x12" Mixed media

If you’re interested in purchasing work from this page, please contact the artist directly at: mrg603@yahoo.com