Blue Jay in Nest (Original)
Contemporary original bird art is constructed from hundreds of hand-cut papers collaged together as blue jay in nest formed from twigs with surprise imagery.
Medium: vintage papers on wood
Size: 42" x 42"
Frame: hand-built reclaimed wood or salvaged metal (photos upon request)
*part of a limited collection each produced with a unique set of collage materials
As featured on the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival poster.
My artwork, known as Contemporary Art with a Southern Accent, represents the intersection of my rural, Southern upbringing with my current urban residence. I handcrafts each work from the vast array of materials I've been salvaging and collecting since I was a child. My portfolio is vast, styles and mediums quite varied, but most of my 2D mixed media could fall under the categories of collage and/or assemblage. Lately, I’ve been producing large paper collage portraits of American icons and Animalia entirely from hand-cut vintage paper elements. I like to spend time reminiscing on the past while flipping through the pages of decades forgotten magazines, intently searching for the perfect shape, color, or texture within a periodical’s pages to add to my archive of collage elements. I’ve become increasingly precise and intricate over the years; my latest large-scale paper collages feature thousands of individually hand-cut pieces.