Rock Paste Paper Scissors
Northwest Collage Society
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Victoria Foster Harrison/Paper Boro Kimono/c A humble nod to the treasured boro kimonos created by Japanese peasant farmers - patched with indigo dyed natural fibers and sashiko stitching, exemplifying the concept of wabi-sabi, the perfectly imperfect. The artist is most enamored by the creation of beauty in difficult times. This small artwork was created with collaged Encaustic Monotypes (beeswax and paper)ollaged Encaustic Monotypes (beeswax and paper), posca pen and walnut ink/ 10.5” x 15.5”, hung by a bamboo rod 17”/ $450
Kathryn Kim/The Clock/The cylindrical hour 'hand' of this functioning timepiece is adorned with quotations about clocks. Rotating tiles display the hour on one side and portions of the following quip by Dick Dale on the other: 'You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.' The nested minute 'hand,' the corners of which mark each quarter-hour, is also embellished with rotating tiles./ text collaged to used tea bags & collagraph fragments, stem wire, beads, & clock movement/ 8” x 8” x 10”/ $300
Kathryn Kim/The Hourglass/Illuminated from inside by a battery-operated LED puck light, this hourglass recites the words of Niccolo Machiavelli: 'The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.’/ hand-printed paper & text collaged to a stitched structure, foamcore, wooden dowels, & pins/ 7” x 7” x 9”/ $150.
Nicole Mertes/Climber/Surrounded by a field of manuscripts filled with other people?s opinions; how can she make sense of so many oppositional ideas? She climbs a ladder to gain more perspective. Every rung up takes her to a new viewpoint and then it happened! A light burst forth that made things clear. What she saw was completely new!/ collage with magazine clippings/ 9” x 11”/ $229.
Nicole Mertes/The Greatest?/We begin with a topsy turvy world encased in brash red and yellow to which the master of ceremonies tips his hat and claims his greatness. His flair for showmanship competes for center stage against a field of gray. But who is standing in the shadow of the maestro? Could he be greater? The light that opens the entrance to his bright world indicates he is./ Collage with magazine clippings/ 10” x 13”/ $349.