Man with Guitar
Original mixed media artwork featuring a male silhouette wearing a hat and holding a guitar custom made with personalized rescued, vintage items.
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.