a series of collages using found paper ephemera cut into simple circular and rectangular shapes. I played with the pieces until i achieved what felt like a balanced composition. although i had not intended it initially, i was pleased with the resulting lunar (or planetary) feeling that resulted.
i made this collage series while i was living in a rented house in southern france. i had only a limited amount of art materials available to me, so i went into the pantry looking for packaging bits to work with. i found inspiration in the typography used on the cereal boxes, tea boxes, and bread bags.
I love the calming effect of works limited to a single tonal color. Multiple layers add texture and depth. The strong horizontal and vertical lines add energy and perhaps suggest a patchwork quilt or a heavily patched pair of jeans.
i love art with horizon lines. i have a pinterest board with nothing but painted horizon lines. a quick scroll through it refreshes me in the same way that twenty minutes of meditation can. the more minimal the abstraction, the more calming the effect. culminating in Mark Rothko paintings, who for me achieved the purest expression of all.