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The Normandy Series
Collage has a long history starting with the french, namely Picasso, Braque and Gris who started using found objects as art materials in 1912. I love what Kurt Schwitters, the German collagist, had to say about collage, “I see no reason why used tram tickets, bits of driftwood, buttons and old junk from attics and rubbish heaps should not serve well as materials for paintings.” I love it!
The series was created from both sides of the pond in my studio in France in the area between Caen and Falaise, on the route to Mont St. Michael and in my studio in Chester, CT, located between New York City and Boston.
The elements in these pieces are found objects from my Normandy garden, the streets of Paris, Connecticut junk shops, as rusted simple household elements, dead flowers from the garden, and more, as you will note. The idea for me is to choose well the elements that tell a story using this exciting and rusted medium.
These pieces are framed in beautiful wood custom box frames measuring 20.5” x 28” x 3” deep.