D Snow Studio
Cards and Prints
Art Books and Collages
THE MIXED MEDIA "NARRATIVE COLLAGES" ARE MADE FROM TRADITIONAL COLLAGE MATERIALS: PAPER, GLUE, AND PAINT. SOME ARE SEWING MACHINE STITCHED, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF THE ART BOOK PAGES. A FEW OF THE BOOK COVERS AND BOXES ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED OR RE-PURPOSED WOOD AND BOOK BOARDS. ONE IS A GOODWILL RE-PURPOSED BOOK TRANSFORMED.
BEYOND THE TEXTURAL MATERIALS SUCH AS HANDMADE PAPERS AND FABRICS, OTHER VISUAL MATERIALS MIGHT INCLUDE MY OWN DISCARDED LITHOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS. I ALSO SCOUR OLD BOOKS AND RE-ASSEMBLE VARIOUS EXTRACTED PARTS INTO NEW IMAGES. ONCE FORMED, THEY ARE THEN PARTIALLY OVERPAINTED WITH ACRYLICS. MOST OF THE COLLAGES HAVE A MINI-MYTH OR STORY, USUALLY TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, AND FREQUENTLY A TINY BIT PREPOSTEROUS.
EACH ART BOOK IS SEPARATE FROM THE SOLO COLLAGES AND ARE ONE-OFF, STAND ALONE. TO DATE NONE ARE EDITIONS. ONE EXAMPLE IS A JAPANESE STYLE, BOXED PORTFOLIO WHICH IS PART OF THE ART AND STORY ON THE LOOSE LEAF PAGES CONTAINED INSIDE. IT IS ENTITLED FIGMENTOSUM OCEANUM AND IS IN THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF CYNTHIA SEARS, MAJOR ART BOOK COLLECTOR. IT RESIDES IN THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, SHERRY GROVER ART BOOK ROOM. ABOUT A DOZEN OF MY ART BOOKS CAN BE FOUND IN THAT COLLECTION AND ARE OFTEN EXHIBITED ON A ROTATING BASIS.
YOU MAY INQUIRE ABOUT MY WORK AT THEARTPROJECT.COM (FORMERLY BAC GALLERY), BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, OR BY CONTACTING ME DIRECTLY AT DSNOWSTUDIO@OLYMPUS.NET
THE GREENMAN'S GARDEN HISTORY WITH FAMILY PORTRAITS BY ADAM
8 1/2 X 10 INCH ART BOOK OF EIGHT COLLAGED PAGES PLUS STORY AND A POP-UP PAGE AT THE END
ABOUT THE ART BOOKS AND COLLAGES:
THE BEGINNING POEM
Who is this leafy face—this guy—with scary countenance
Who hangs up so dramatically
Upon my garden fence?
Is he real? Was he real?
Does he make your garden grow?
Simple fact is I don’t know.
Here’s the story
And it would appear
That as far as Greenman could see
He’s had a true epiphany
Way back in millennium three
Or was it foury?
Donna Snow ©1-2018