Tag Archives: newyork

The Material Whirl: 01.16.12 — Staircase

16 Jan

5″ x 4-3/8″, on recycled cereal box cardboard, with the reddish flower on the left projecting about another 1/8″

The feet, incidentally, belong to actor Peter Dinklage.  Click on his tag to see more of Mr. Dinklage on an earlier collage.


The Material Whirl: 01.11.12 — Dinklage eyes the J.Crew model

11 Jan

4″ x 6″, on recycled cereal box cardboard

The Material Whirl: 01.10.12 — Olbermann’s hand

10 Jan


5″ x 3-3/4″, on recycled cereal box cardboard

The images on the right are a deli or restaurant in New York.  The images on the left are some tourist destination, but I don’t remember where.

The Material Whirl: 01.09.12 — Breakfast in the Park

9 Jan


5-5/8″ x 4″, on recycled cereal box cardboard

The Material Whirl: 01.06.12 — Bemelman’s Dharma

6 Jan

3-3/4″ x 5-5/8″, on recycled cereal box cardboard

Upper left and lower right:  Tibetan painting on cloth, 18th century, from the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.  My image came from a PBS monthly program guide.  Read more about the original at  Tina’s Dreamland blog.  

Upper right and lower left:  Ludwig Bemelmans, writer and illustrator of the famous “Madeline” children’s books, created these murals for the bar of the Carlyle Hotel in New York in 1947 in exchange for 18 free months at the hotel.  My image came from a travel magazine.  

If you’re interested in purchasing this collage, please click on the “Buy it online” link at the top of the page.


The Material Whirl: 02.22.10 — 535 West End Avenue

22 Feb

4″ x 5-1/4″, on recycled cardstock from that annual report.  Back side is blue with clouds.


The Material Whirl: 01.21.10 — The Way to Live

21 Jan

4″ x 5-1/2″, on white recycled cardstock The thing about creating art from the recycling bin is that you start looking at advertising in a whole new way.  This was the first of the architecture series featuring the walls, windows, skies, and landscaping from a multi-page spread promoting luxury high-rise condominium buildings in several cities.



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