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I created this collage for an exhibition curated by Stacia Yeapanis called "Where Do We Go From Here." For the past year, I have been working with imagery from a Sears catalogue from 1960, the year I was born. My way of figuring out where we go from here
pages from Sears catalogue, gel medium, paper
30 in x 42 in
2018
Sign a Record
collage
18 in x 24 in
2017
Accelerated Facts
collage
20 in x 20 in
2017
Seismic Thrill
collage
24 in x 18 in
2017
Flat Top vs. Holy Roller
collage
24 in x 18 in
2017
Chapter Six
collage
20 in x 20 in
2017
Cakewalk
collage
20 in x 20 in
2017
Over Me
collage
20 in x 20 in
2017
Roundabout
collage
10 in x 8 in
2017
Vox
collage
8 in x 8 in
2017
The Den
collage
8 in x 8 in
2017
West
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
32 in x 24 in
2013
Scoville
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
64 in x 36 in
2013
Scoville, detail
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
64 in x 36 in
2013
Grove
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
64 in x 36 in
2013
Grove, detail
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
64 in x 36 in
2013
Foray
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
24 in x 18 in
2013
Seguin
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
24 in x 18 in
2013
Mane
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
24 in x 18 in
2013
Furlong
ink and other liquid media, paper, gel medium
48 in x 30 in
2013

This page contains two series of collages. In the first series, I collaged images of furniture, clothing, etc. from a 1960 Sears catalogue. In the last century, the Sears catalogue was a critical link to the outside world of commerce for many people, especially those who, like my father, lived on farms. It was the Amazon.com of mid-century America. Likewise, the collages reflect Modernist art movements such as Russian Constructivism, Dada, and Surrealism.

In the second series, I cut rain drawings into small strips of paper and reassemble them in patterns, such as parquet or herringbone, working from dark to light.