Mixed Media

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Los Angeles Shadowbox

10x10"

acrylic and mixed media collage on paper

2018

Selected Paint Skin Collages, 2020

If you're already familiar with my work you may also be familiar with my background as a Scenic Artist: I am often hired to design and/or paint large scale backdrops, scenery, and faux-finishing for television, theatre, museum, schools, etc. As a Scenic I would often collect and save leftover scrap material to reuse or repurpose in my Fine Art/Studio practice.

My series of Paint Skin Collages is one such example. For many years I would peel and save the dried paint from the inside of my five-gallon mixing buckets. These "paint skins" as I think of them are truly beautiful as objects in and of themselves. In 2020 I turned my collection of Pain Skins into a series of over 350 small, square collages (measuring about 8x8" unframed).

Below are a few samples: so far I have only photographed about 50 pieces in this series (eventually I'll get to the rest....!). 

Each collage measures 8x8" unframed.

As of March 2022, I am donating proceeds from sales of selected Paint Skins to benefit victims of the war in Ukraine. (Look for ** ). Click here to browse my collection of blue and yellow (or gold) Ukrainian Aid Paint Skins or  click here to donate directly.

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Paint Skin #1

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Paint Skin #6

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Paint Skin #13

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Paint Skin #29

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Paint Skin #33

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Paint Skin #38

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Paint Skin #169**

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Paint Skin #329**

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Paint Skin #350**

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