2019. Acrylic and paper on panel, 14 x 11 in.
A favorite collage from last year. It’s on a heavy wood panel and feels very stable and solid to me. I guess I wanted that today. The black and colored papers are from my cherished stash of ancient construction paper that I’ve had for many years. The white/ecru bits are cartridge and typing papers, and there’s a slice of silver tissue paper, as well.
The design of the painted background is borrowed directly from a pastel I did at least 20 years ago that got damaged, but I’ve always liked the combination of colors and shapes. So it showed up again here, in acrylic.
I love this piece. It feels so stable and strong, I almost think I could stand on it. A stepping stone into a better future.