relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

My 120th “relationship” collage was made for the exhibition Keep St. Pete Weird, at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

The main section was completed 8/31/16, arranging found trash on a paperback romance novel.
Captive Embrace
Captive Embrace by Sylvie F. Sommerfield.

I made it while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.

The “frame” was completed 9/6/16, by gluing pages from the book to the lid of a shoebox, highlighting random passages, and then spraying them with clearcoat. The cover is affixed to the inside of the frame using magnets.
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Keep St. Pete Weird
The exhibition: Keep St. Pete Weird, opened on 9/10/2016 at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Relationship XCI ~ “Naked Officer Attempts to Steal Tender Definition of Victory” sent to the UK.

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCI ~ “Naked Officer Attempts to Steal Tender Definition of Victory” was completed 1/26/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used paperback romance book (Tender Betrayal by Lauren Wilde.) It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater and it was sent 1/26/15 (with sticker # 56) to a friend, artist and musician Darren Riley in Bolton, UK.

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Relationship LIII “Why not Face it? TERROR glamorises reports:”

Relationship LIII – “Why not Face it? TERROR glamorises reports:” (14×17.5cm) is my 53rd collage. Completed on 10/25/2012 using trash and found objects on an old comic book cover: Terror No.83 – “De Sadist van de Provence” (see photo below)
This piece is currently available.

Terror # (Collage LIII)

Relationship XXVII “Life is a Lethal Contest”

Via Flickr:

Relationship XXVII – “Life is a Lethal Contest”

Hand cut & paste collage on “None but the Lethal Heart – A Mike Shayne Mystery” by Brett Halliday It was completed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

This was mailed (along with #XXV) to an online acquaintance, Robert Warner in New York in June of 2011.

see the original paperback book cover:
None But the Lethal Heart (XXVII)

Relationship XXVI – “Keeping Company with a Couch Potato”

This piece was completed while in Atlanta, Georgia and then mailed to Gregory Travis in Brookville, New York on 7/8/2011

RECYCLED TRASH AS ART:

I use old, cheesy record covers and trashy paperback book covers as a starting point for my hand-cut and paste collages. I then use only objects found on the ground, in the trash, junk mail or recycling bin. Sometimes incorporating my own Polaroid photographs. Then I leave them out in public as street art for everyone to enjoy (or destroy.) I have also started mailing small pieces out to some people.