The Material Whirl: 01.01.10 — opening remarks

1 Jan

4-3/8″ x 6-1/8″, on a cereal box backing

This was the first collage in the collection.  All paper for all the collages, including the backing, are from the recycle bins of wherever I happen to be at the time.  This one has been reprinted as large as 16 x 20, which frankly looks awesome.  When the picture is that large, you can see that the text on the book is in Spanish.

01.01.10 opening remarks RESIZED

Donated to the 2016 Twitterartexhibit, New York

The Material Whirl: 01.02.14 — Invite Drama

2 Jan

Invite Drama

DONATED To the 2014 Twitter Art Exhibit in Orlando

6″ x 4″, on cereal box cardboard backing

The proceeds from the 2014 Twitter Art Exhibit benefitted the Center for Contemporary Dance in Orlando.

The Material Whirl: 01.01.14 — Bird

1 Jan


Approximately 6-7/8″ x 4-3/4″, this piece is a departure from my usual cereal boxes and magazine pictures.  It is made from a variety of scraps of wall coverings.  The stamped pattern on the upper background is a very shiny gold, though the full metallic look is not visible in this image.

01.01.14 Bird RESIZED

On Etsy: not available — original has been sold

The Material Whirl: 01.06.13 — the gray sea

6 Jan


Approximately 5″ x 3-7/8″, with deliberately irregular sides, on recycled cereal box cardboard

If you are interested in purchasing this collage, please click on the “Buy it online” link up at the top.

The Material Whirl: 01.05.13 — Seek new horizons

5 Jan

          01.05.13 Seek New Horizons RESIZED          01.05.13 (back) RESIZED


3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, on recycled food packaging cardboard

The picture was inspired by the clipping shown above, which I have attached to the back, but unfortunately do not remember where it came from.  The clipping reads:  “Once upon a time, we believed that the world was flat — that beyond a certain point, there would be nowhere to go.  And though we now know the world is round, we still fear falling off imaginary edges, too often thinking there’s only so far we can stretch, so hard we can push.  The most dangerous limits are those in our own head.  When you feel you’re at your edge, look again.  You can go farther.”

The Material Whirl: 01.04.13 — For the Birds

4 Jan 01.04.13 For the Birds RESIZED

01.04.13 For the Birds RESIZED

3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, on recycled food packaging cardboard

The Material Whirl: 01.03.13 — empty hallway

3 Jan

01.03.13 empty hallway RESIZED


3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, on recycled food packaging cardboard

There is nothing sadder than the ruined remains of a once magnificent building.

The Material Whirl: 01.02.13 — Dream

2 Jan

01.02.13 Dream RESIZED

Check out these delightful dogs!

4-3/4 x 3-3/4″, on a backing of food packaging cardboard

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