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2018 - 2019 I did 365: A Collage a Day project. 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 packed in storage made it impossible for me to paint. A friend and fellow artist shared an article in the magazine "Don't Take Pictures" from their January 2018 issue. It was an interview with photographer and mixed media artist, Stephen Sheffield in which he explains his personal challenge to create a new piece of finished art a day. this was the catalyst for me to do a collage a day for a year.
Now with the COVD-19 Pandemic I find myself often distracted and unmotivated to focus on my painting and took on another challenge to create a collage a day. This time using vintage and museum postcards I have collected or that were mailed to me and saved over the years. These small creations have helped me process all the daily headlines in the news today. Some are small comments or reflections on issues such as Black Lives Matter, police violence, the conditions that our national health care workers find themselves, and the stresses we all are dealing with during this pandemic. Though you may find a few that are purely creative entertainment.
The process is old school cut and paste using magazines, old books, calendars, junk mail, and other ephemera I have collected. Sometimes I use transfer techniques, and make alterations using watercolor pencils. Each day I post them on my Instagram site, hammond.colleen, and share on Facebook. I welcome you to take a look and hope you will enjoy them as much as I have making them.
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