Mockingbird in Vines Paper Collage
Honoring spring with a new horizontal bird collage, a mockingbird sings from her nest in an abstracted bush, a swirling, colorful mass of twigs and leaves.
*Title: The Mockingbird
*Medium: vintage papers on wood | more on the collage process
*Size: 36" H x 60" W
*Frame: hand-built reclaimed metal
*part of a limited collection each produced with a unique set of collage 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.