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#umbrellacorpse at alchemy coffee

I hung the collection of umbrella corpses at Alchemy earlier this month. we had a fun party. sold a few pieces. It's been very well received, more so than I expected. It's been fun working there while my stuff is hanging. I've had so many opportunities to talk to people about my work!

Alchemy has such a great vibe.

Alchemy has such a great vibe.

$5 umbrellas

$5 umbrellas

Winter Group

Winter Group

In love with graph paper right now, maybe forever

In love with graph paper right now, maybe forever

My favorite.

My favorite.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

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collages

I can't believe how fast April is becoming the past. While seeds in my garden have been busy sprouting, I've been working on some collages that will be hanging at Alchemy next month. (The opening is May 6, 7pm!) Most of them were finished or mostly finished when I moved to Salt Lake, but I started a new one on 20 x 36 cradled wood panel. I love the way it turned out. 

In Progress...

In Progress...

Rolled paper detail

Rolled paper detail

I needed some texture and depth, so I added rolled strips of paper. Looking forward to using this on future work. 

Dots added

Dots added

This piece was mostly finished, but the pink in the background was a little distracting and overwhelming, maybe the yellow, too. The umbrella corpses speak for themselves, so I do not want them to get lost or obscured. Adding the dots in various shades of green solved the problem. I fixed the spring situation, too. Now the umbrella corpse image is mounted on four fat springs instead of one thin spring. Stabilizing. 

New springs attached for stability.

New springs attached for stability.

Rigor Mortis

Rigor Mortis

Winter Corpse

Winter Corpse

20th and Broadway

20th and Broadway

One of my favorites. Somehow, the dots anchor the larger circles. Before the circles were just sort of floating. A dot placed at each red strip intersection unifies the whole piece. How lucky to have the photo laying around, the colors work perfectly.  (Years ago there was an exhibit following the March 11 Tsunami.  I took a photo of several framed artifacts with soft focus, a happy accident. I wanted to use it for something, it finally found a place.)

I have 36 total to hang. 23 of those are 5 x 5 images mounted on 5 x 5 panels with collage around the cradled edges. The remaining 13 vary: 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10. Can't wait to see them together on the wall, and the party of course will be fun. 

 

 

umbrella corpses for everyone

8 x 8" wood panel with 1-1/2" cradle, acrylic, magazine paper, photographic print. $350.

8 x 8" wood panel with 1-1/2" cradle, acrylic, magazine paper, photographic print. $350.

I have received more responses to this image than any other to date.  Taken one morning on Parkside Avenue on my way to work, it's one image that people have been drawn to. Shown in greater context than most of the other umbrella corpses, social commentary dominates in this environmental portrait. 

6 x 6" mixed media collage on 1 -1/2" cradled wood panel. printed photo, paper, magazine. $250. 

6 x 6" mixed media collage on 1 -1/2" cradled wood panel. printed photo, paper, magazine. $250. 

I love this umbrella corpse mostly for its ruffles. It reminds me of a flower that has been plucked from its stem. I also love the bright colors on the paper around the border. 

6 x 6" wood panel with 1-1/2 cradle, photo print, magazine. $250.

6 x 6" wood panel with 1-1/2 cradle, photo print, magazine. $250.

Why I remember that I found this one at the corner of 14th and 4th, I have no idea. I was on my way to Jam Paper, several years ago. I love it's form, and that it's abandoned on a street corner next to a lamppost.

4 - 5 x 5" photos mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $350. 

4 - 5 x 5" photos mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $350. 

While each of these could stand alone, I like the 4 of them together. It could be because they were all shot in the same neighborhood, but the additional elements of bicycle wheels, architecture and street scenes thread them together. 

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

I love this one from Montreal. (Not a surprise there were several umbrella corpses there, they get the same windy, rainy days that we do here in New York.) It seems dignified resting against a bright blue fence on the edge of a garden.

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

This one was left hanging on a chainlink fence in my old neighborhood in Queens. That's astroturf beyond the fence!

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

This was taken on Wall Street. It reminds me of a time when I was a kid, my dad told me about someone who had dropped dead of a heart attack and was dead "before he hit the pavement". Macabre, I know. 

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

5 x 5" printed photo mounted on wood panel with 7/8" cradle. $50.

This one I remember, too, I was walking up Sixth Avenue with a former coworker near Herald Square. It's the iconic $5 umbrella, sold on the street when it rains. They can last a really long time, much longer than some that cost more than twice as much. Why it was abandoned at a newsstand is anyone's guess. 

5 x 5" mixed media on 7/8" cradled wood panel. Paper, magazine, acrylic, photo print. $125.

5 x 5" mixed media on 7/8" cradled wood panel. Paper, magazine, acrylic, photo print. $125.

I love so much about this one: red umbrella corpse, bright blue bicycle, luscious green summertime grass. It's one of my favorite images to stand alone at larger scale. But when I spotted the illustration of a bicycle in a magazine, I wanted to use it with this image. It's another one from Montreal.