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"But Not Forgotten"  "A Serious Idea"  A Moment's Space

Welcome

A studio full of found objects of metal, wood, glass, and other materials — as well as rescued old books and papers, plus sent to Frieder Speck, Germanyacrylic paint — makes describing my art as paper and paint collage seem a bit short.  That is what I do, though, while other collected and inspiring items stand by.  So far.  Exploration involving different ways of working does happen and new roads beckon.  Asemic writing in art, for example, is a recent discovery for me in my own work, although I’ve been aware of it for years and used it at times in the past without knowing its name. The world of mail art, through recent membership in the International Union of Mail Artists, has meant finding a community of exciting new artists and ways of working all around the globe.

I love paper, especially old paper, and I love paint.  All the materials in my studio seem to have a life of their own, like creatures with a history and a future.  This partly explains why the isolation of an artist at work doesn’t necessarily equal loneliness.

An artwork might not be truly finished until seen by another person; the thoughts and emotions of a viewer can complete it.  Since falling for abstraction over twenty years ago, I have said that my main purpose as an artist is to spark the imagination of people looking at the artwork.  The process, at its best, is both a spoken or silent dialogue and a catalyst.

All book materials used in the works seen in the Gallery-Posts, and on any other page of this site, are from falling-apart volumes headed for recycling or already discarded.

sent to Dan Mouer, USAMore about my background (bio) and art path appears in the Before + Now and resume pages on this site.

The GALLERY-POSTS are an ongoing, scrolling exhibit of my collage work, present and (selections from the) past, at times with a little text to describe process or other specifics.  Click on any image to enlarge it or view it in its own window. The Gallery-Post Links section below contains a clickable link for every Gallery-Post created since this site began.

Some collages shown in the Gallery-Posts have been sold (marked *), and those categorized as “mail art” have been sent to artists met through the innovative and dynamic International Union of Mail Artists.  Comments and inquiries via the form on the Contact page are always welcome.

 outbook sent to Dean Marks, France            

GALLERY-POST Links

book-cover collage series, 2008
3-scrap collages, 2007-2008
paper and paint collages, 2009-2010
paper and paint collages, early 2011
paper and paint collages, mid-2011
“Think Twice, Live Twice”
3-scrap collages
“I Don’t Fly”
“Still Here”
collages with asemic writing, July 2011
“Diplomatic Asemics”
“Pieces of Structure”
“Words Afloat”
“A Universal Language”
“Formal Complexity”
collages with asemic writing, August 2011
3-scrap collage
“Moonlight” ~ “Can We Talk” ~ “Time Travel” ~ “Do Not Drop the Eggs”
windstorm art
“Night Falls” ~ “You Can Too Dance” ~ “Of Two Minds” ~ “I Will Still Come Back”
“The Plagiarist” pages
paper and paint collages, September 2011
“Seneca Street”
“Room for Human Frailty”
“Ann’s Heart Takes a Holiday While the Rest of Her Stays Home”
paper and paint collages, October 2011
collages with asemic writing, October 2011
“Foto Vispo” series
paper and paint collages, November 2011
collages with asemic writing, November 2011
pages for collaborative trifold book project
paper and paint collages, December 2011
“The World Is a Town”

paper and paint collages, January 2012
The Sketchbook Project, 2012
paper and paint collages, February 2012 
paper and paint collages, March 2012
collages with asemic writing, winter 2012
VISPO Collaborative Books Project
collages, April 2012 

“Random Simplicity Waits”
“Not Every Path Wants to Be Seen”
“Brain Operations” series 1
collages, May 2012
asemics with automatic writing, May 2012
collages, May-June 2012
Artist’s book:  “Found Sound”
artist’s outbooks:  glueless collage
collages, July-September 2012
“Vagabond”
“Let Us Keep Meeting Like This”
The Sketchbook Project, 2013: Asemic Writing on Handmade Paper
collages, February 2013
more collages, February 2013
for The Epistolarium, issue 2
more outbooks and collages, winter 2013
asemic notes on music
International Collage Exhibition and Exchange 15
collages, March 2013
inside an outbook
from deconstructed collages
more “from deconstructed collages” and “3-scrap collages,” May 2013
3-scrap collages, July 2013
3-scrap collages … again
Obsession (with instructions)
still . . . 3-scrap collages
“The I of Morning”
“Much Longer”
“It Only Takes Seconds”
“Never Let a Night Pass”
A Serious Idea”
“Internal Evidence”
“Without Within”
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
“But Not Forgotten”
“At Liberty”
“A Moment’s Space”