Blue and White Collage Painting, 16" x 20," mixed media on wood panel, 2019.
Fragments of memory are reflected in the seamless blending of cut up photographs and painted moments. The scenes are combined so that the viewer cannot easily see which parts are painted and which are photographs. The broken pieces of collage symbolize the illusion of memory. What actually happened and what’s remembered is unclear because recollections are nebulous in nature. Photographs appear to document events but the memories are questioned through the combined fragments of documented and imagined scenes. This collage incorporates photographs I took in Tel Aviv, Israel in October 2019.
The artwork on wood panel measures 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm (16" x 20").
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