acrylic and mixed media collage on paper
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.
Paint Skin #1
Paint Skin #6
Paint Skin #13
Paint Skin #29
Paint Skin #33
Paint Skin #38
Paint Skin #169**
Paint Skin #329**
Paint Skin #350**