Miniature Tin Collages

Top Left: Drip, Top Right: Cut the Sugar, Bottom Left: Plow Boy, Bottom Right: Patch

Next week I will have new miniatures on view as part of the 10th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit at Ghost Gallery. 

Opens Thursday, Dec. 8th 5-9pm during Capitol Hill Art Walk
On view through Feb. 5th, 2017

These works explore the aesthetics of advertisements used to promote the everyday consumer object. Mini tin collages are created with repurposed retro advertisements and packaging of home goods; inspired by the color, type and graphics of bygone American consumerism culture. Marketed vices range from Jamaican rum to drip coffee to chewing tobacco and corn syrup with imitation maple flavor. Cut, rotated and nailed together these labels are reconfigured with trademarks of household necessities like Band-Aids and glue.