My Birthday Collage Project is finished. The collages are on their way!
To celebrate my BIG birthday on September 25 I offered an original collage if people contributed at least $100 to a charity of their choice. I’m thrilled so many took me up on the offer. If you remember, I said I wanted to do this as a way of giving back to everyone who has supported me through all my years of making art. While many on this list have become collectors of my work through the years, the moral support and encouragement from the rest have been invaluable to my growth as an artist.
I derived a tremendous amount of satisfaction from creating these collages. I wanted each one to be unique (no mass production, if you know what I mean). I had to make many decisions regarding design and paper choices. The 4×6” collages incorporate pieces of etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and found paper. Each collage is mounted on a piece of 5 ½ x 7 ½” archival 100% rag paper. It is signed on the front with additional information on the back.
Here are a few of the collages, chosen at random.
The collage may be “floated” so the white border shows or matted.
I said this was to be my summertime project. It certainly kept me busy. I enjoyed every minute of selecting just the right pieces of paper. Seeing the finished stack of collages was thrilling.
A few comments:
“Giving on your birthday is a great idea!”
“What a nice way to celebrate!”
“What a cool Idea!”
“What a generous offer.”
And, a few more collages.
To everyone who enthusiastically responded to my offer, the waiting is over. I hope you enjoy your collage. There is love in every one.
Remember to find art in something everyday.