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#112717-A, "Imperfect Reality" 12x 12 collage art on watercolor paper with a 4” white mat to the final size of 20 x 20 Frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, printed drawing paper, black book thread, stamping, glazing, and graphite crayon sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: The post-Thanksgiving holiday is an imperfect reality.  This reality is so rich and real it gives way to deep emotions of human relationships.  Using the contrast of black and white to symbolize how most of us see life when in fact there are more gray areas of our imperfection as human beings to accept.   The red circle in my collage work symbolizes healing.  Though I had a wonderful thanksgiving with our family and friends I know that others haven’t and this is when I create pieces as a raw states to symbolize our reality that it’s not always pretty but in its imperfect way it is so wonderful pure. 

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$ 450.00 plus tax and s/h








When I went up to my studio to prepare for this collage....I took one of these big graphite crayons and let it out with a heavy and and then draw some shapes.  I coated it with polymer/Gloss medium by Golden and when I came back from my class and was able to get back up to the studio it was ready to go.

A photo image transfer was applied and then the printed tracing paper stitched on with the black book thread...Some hot silver foil was fused on with the tack iron here and there which never shows up when taking a picture...it looks like a grey/blue here ad there.  But I have it on the tracing paper too. kind looks like a shower curtain.

Flesh Talk
12 x 12 
Collage mounted, floating in a 12 x 12 wood panel frame, 


Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, printed tracing paper, graphite pencil, hot silver foil, black book thread-stitching, black carpet tacks and acrylics glazing, photo image transfer sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: The anxiety of getting ready for the Thanksgiving dinner is upon me (35 or more people coming-note in the end it always works out) and all I want to do is run away to my studio spill out these emotions to some kind of surface. Knowing myself the letting go of emotions in a safe way in the studio has been a long time practice for me. Working with a photo image transfers and my favorite 3-D items, carpet tacks and book thread, “Flesh Talk,” is born and anxiety levels are back down to normal. 


$265.00 plus tax and s/h 







#103117-A, "Balancing Act" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, gesso painted papers, acrylic painted grocery bags wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Made dinner and felt the need to make something-heading up to the studio.  I also wanted to see graphite pencil marks, lines, angles and a white background. So that was my choice of palette for the Tack Down piece today.  There was something gratifying about use the pencil and scribbling with it. My emotional state felt intense and I just wanted to let go, surrender to the page, the surface in front of me. A chat around a table earlier in the day was brought up about the balancing our lives. Isn’t that what we are all trying to do?  These days with our technology…which does make things easier in some ways but then offers up so many more choices that are spent sucking up our time trying to make. Another reminder in all this, is to just keep life as simple as possible. 

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#102317-A, "Verbal Statement" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2" white mat  to final size 12  x 12 

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, painted Kraft paper, painted drawing paper, mark making on drawing paper, painted map, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’ve set myself up with an assignment, after doing a series of collage sketches now I’m copying my own work…well sort of.  This piece I copied I already want to do it bigger and change some stuff around. The first sketch was called NO…and well that kind of bugs me red font that is.  But I keep it in there to see if I could recreate it again.  I will move the composition around a bit, I know that already. So you are seeing my growth steps.  


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#10/02/17-A, "Different Approach" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with a 2” mat all sides with final size 12 x 12

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, acrylics, rubber stamping, painted drawing paper, graphite pencil, acrylic splatters and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Just wanted to pack more things in on my Monday to see if I could do it again…and within an hour a Tack Down Tuesday was completed. Abstract of patterns, color and shapes…and the words kept coming to me…Different Approach.

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#042516-A, "Intimate Moment" 12 x 12  piece of collage art on watercolor paper mounted on 12 x 12 wood panel.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, acrylics, wood panel, glazing medium acrylics, scrap collage papers from painted papers and magazines with graphite and  wax crayons and sealed with a layer of UV stain varnish.


Meaning behind the art: Three things, Purple palette, not my favorite to work with so I’m always exploring how I can use other colors with it.  The Jumping Mice in this art remind me of one of my evening at the horse stables when waiting for the horse I was to ride to come out I witness a small mouse running on the barred window railing where the horses look out.  Cutest little thing and I don’t think anyone else saw him. The last thing was this past weekend I went up to visit my parents and go to the flea market in Princeton WI but ended up talking and enjoying ourselves.  We headed home and the husband and I sitting next to each other had a case of the sillies and laughed so hard tears were coming down our checks.  He almost had to pull over.  They’re all very intimate moments. 

$225.00 plus tax and s/h






Fallen Feathers, 
20 x 20 framed collage on 100% rag cotton mat

I created this images of the feathers by using a stencil on National Geographic paper with Gloss Medium acrylic. Stamping lightly on the surface and letting it dry.  After the gloss medium was dry I use a product called Nevr Dull, which is used for cleaning metals.  It takes the ink from the surface of the magazine and pulls it off, though where the gloss medium is it greats a resist and takes on the colors of the magazine and the rest of the ink come off.  I've used stained tissue paper and altered Kraft paper with gesso and acrylics. The feather papers were also sewed together as I made copies of the magazine image and created a panel of feathers and cut out some and placed then in a different directions. Wax crayons were use to embellish the colors. Glazing with a mixture of all four of these colors- Raw Umber, Black, Purple and quinacridone/nickel Azo Gold was used and shadowing done too. 

$450.00 plus tax and s/h 







Keeping it Together
8 x 8 artwork
Matted with a walnut frame
 12 x 12 

I pulled out some papers and was attracted to the straight edge of the red/blue and the magazine paper made with stamp in a polymer resist and removing the ink with Nevr Dull.  So this piece was inspired by the papers and an emotional state...of just trying to keep it together. 

$225.00 plus tax and s/h





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2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love both of these Laura. Your passion really shows in your art. Well done!

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