Cherry Tree is an original artwork collection featuring a trio of birds, cut-out from tree branch foreground to reveal an intricate collage of found materials.
Title: Cherry Tree Collection
Medium: acrylic, vintage book covers, salvaged wood and found materials
Size: 29" x 56" x 3"
*part of a limited collection each produced with a unique set of rescued materials
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.