Many of the bits and pieces that have come out of my experimentation with materials have started to come together into little collages. The images above are bits I’ve thrown together — works in progress — but I feel like these are moving towards becoming small finished pieces. I just need to figure out how to present/frame them. Small shadow boxes? Attached to tiny stretched canvas? Or no frame at all?
I’ve discovered that I love combining mixed media with fiber of all kinds. It increases the possibilities for interesting texture and the ability to hold form. Materials used in my collages include: earth pigments, canvas, mulberry paper, metal leaf, stainless steel mesh, encaustic, plaster, hand stitching, machine embroidery, acrylic paint. They also incorporate hand crocheted or handwoven fabric. Working these materials with my hands is a nice antidote to technology overload.