Here I have chosen samplings from each of my collage projects, 365: A Collage A Day, and Quarantine Collages. You can see the full collection of all of these collages on my instagram site hammond.colleen and Facebook.
From 2018 - 2019 I did 365: A Collage a Day. At the time I was in the process of selling our home in NJ and renovating our new home in South Philadelphia. The lack of studio space and my materials being packed in storage made it impossible for me to paint. Inspired by mixed media artist, Stephen Sheffield, I challenged myself and executed a collage a day for one full year.
In 2020, with the beginning of the COVD-19 Pandemic, I found myself often distracted and unmotivated to focus on my painting and so took on another challenge creating collages which I have called my Quarantine Collages. This time I used vintage and museum postcards that I collected over the years as a substrate. These small creations have helped me process the daily headlines in the news. Some are small comments or reflections on issues such as Black Lives Matter, police violence, the conditions of our national health care workers, and the stresses we all are dealing with during this pandemic. Please contact me if you are interested in making a purchase.
|Lucky Strike||Ennui||Summiting||Idle Play|
|Interrogation||Box 91||Fairy Hunting||Jungle|
|The Miniaturist||Hot Spring||Paisano||Gin & Tonic|
|Take Care||Serenade||Almost Two||The Prize|
|Blue Mist||BTLMT||Brave New World||In Honor of Elijah McClain|
|Ramble Park||Girl With A Mask||Dobell's Solution||Things Gotta Breathe|
|Fatal Error||Thank You Nurses||Healing||White Cotton|