Timeout for Art: From Nothing

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Sometimes, collage is wonderful for its delicate richness, or for looking quite lavish though created from humble scraps.

Sometimes, collage is wonderful for not rising above the materials.

I like this piece for that reason exactly. It is made of paper and cardboard scraps, cut or torn or simply found, sometimes separated in layers to reveal a rough surface. Paint, scraped across the surface with a bit of stiff paper, grabs onto the textures and edges. It’s a tough surface: it seems to have taken a bit of rough treatment, and is ready for more.

Resilient.

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About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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