Collage / Southern Landscapes


As I cut papers to make my House Party collages, scraps of paper fall to the floor in an amazing array of shapes. The works in this series are made exclusively from those scraps; they readily fall into place as strange but familiar imaginary scenes that recall ubiquitous forms found in the southern landscape -- churches, steeples, barns, silos, warehouses, lopsided sheds, sagging old houses, gravestones, fences, and kudzu-covered structures and woodlands. All my life, I have carried inside a sense of these forms floating around in an elusive interior landscape. These collages tap into that world and are a way, at last, that I have found to make it visible through my work.


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Down South
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
15.5 x 11 inches
Just Outside Town
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
12 x 8.5 inches
Church in Kudzu
2021
collage/hand-painted papers (acrylic)
12 x 9 inches
Near the Tracks
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
18 x 15 inches
Steeple with Warehouse and Kudzu
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
18 x 11.5 inches
Sheds and Churches
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
17 x 13.5 inches
Courthouse in the Sun
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
14 x 13 inches
Sunny Day Just Outside Town
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
15 x 14 inches
Late Afternoon Walk Through Town
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
20 x 18 inches
Church and Silo
2021
collage / hand-painted papers (acrylic)
15.5 x 11 inches