happy hearted ~ mixed media collage, 4X5.5 inches
Do you remember
a picturesque touch
Together with swooping swallows, this found poem is the focus of this collage. This collage evokes memory and is an invitation to think about where and when you feel happy-hearted. For me, I am happy-hearted in the between seasons, fall and spring.
Materials: Text from an old history book, bits of a sewing pattern and coffee dyed tissue paper form the main layers of 'happy hearted.' Sepia tones and plaster also add to the aged feel of this piece.
In keeping with the salvaged wood substrate, the sides are unfinished, with bits of paper and paint drips visible. This piece can be hung, but it is solid wood, so it's probably better displayed on a bookshelf, mantle, or table. If you wish to hang it, adhesive strips (e.g., 3M) will likely work best. Signed on the back, this piece is finished with a matte varnish to ensure protection against fading, discolouration, and moisture. Avoid placing all artwork in direct sunlight.
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