PHOTO + COLLAGE - ALL UNIQUE PRINTS (each manipulated individually) 60 X 30 INCHES AND LARGER. The prints are all produced from my own photographs and printed materials, all are informed from the natural world,.. this series is called WHAT REMAINS.
I build up multiple layers of my photos, while using "bits of stuff" , (plastic, wood, rusted bits, threads) that I collected and residue form old work to create an assemblage. When I'm happy with the look of the collage, I take several digital scans of the artwork, then I transfer the image to photo paper...I like to work large-scale so images range between 40 x 60" and larger. At times the works are manipulated again to make a one of series.
in this image i have used thread and paint ( 40 x 60")
PHOTOS FROM BEACH AREA ( REMAINS FROM OLD WHARF) PEBBLES, TWINE, AND RUSTED PIECES, PLASTIC IS SUPERIMPOSED ON THE IMAGE.
WHAT REMAINS OF AN OLD TREE WITH BITS OF WOOD AND CHEESE CLOTH
TWINE, METAL AND LEFT OVER FROM THE RAIN
AN OLD STUMP WITH TWINE TANGLED AROUND IT BY THE WIND AND SEA
PLASTIC, SHALE, FOUND ITEMS ON BEACH
FOUND ITEMS ALONG THE BEACH, TWINE, BITS OF WOOD ETC.