D Snow Studio

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Art Books and Collages

THESE MIXED MEDIA "NARRATIVE COLLAGES" ARE MADE FROM TRADITIONAL COLLAGE MATERIALS: PAPER, GLUE, AND PAINT. SOME ARE SEWING MACHINE STITCHED, PARTICULARLY THE ART BOOK PAGES. A FEW OF THE BOOK COVERS AND BOXES ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED OR RE-PURPOSED WOOD AND BOOK BOARDS.


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 NINE 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 THE GALLERY, BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON, OR BY CONTACTING ME DIRECTLY AT  DSNOWSTUDIO@OLYMPUS.NET

   13 New collages for the exhibition "Celestial Navigation"

August 2017, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, Washington.


Top collage: Chaos Theory, Year One: The Origins of Celestial Things


Below: Northwest Navigation and Training School

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