“But down among the reeds and rushes
A baby girl was found
Her eyes as clear as centuries
Her silky hair was brown.”

– Paul Simon

Collage on paper (2018)

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Completed in only forty-five minutes, this collage was composed entirely of cut paper and completed in record time.  This artist carried the memory of seeing the exhibition “Frank Stella Unbound: Literature and Printmaking” at the Princeton Art Museum in 2018 which had a profound impact.
 
Source materiel came from Max Ernst visuals, cut scraps of paper and a book on Tudor England. “But down among the reeds and rushes…” is a reaction against what this artist saw as the myriad proliferation of slick, robotic, one-liner collages made digitally clogging social media.

Medium: Collage on paper (2018)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 in.
13 x 14 in. with borders

Archival digital Giclee fine print

From the series: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag!