Relationship CXXV – wins Kanyer Art Collection Purchase Award

Relationship CXXV – (We have to be better than those who can hear the difference.. EVEN AFTER EATING & DRINKING)

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This piece was completed on 5/3/17 while sitting at the Starbucks on Main Street in Dunedin, Florida.

It was my first foray into more three-dimensional work.
It was displayed in the exhibition: Me + My Shadow [BOX] – at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center which opened on 5/19/17.

Relationship CXXV at DFAC

This was a “Chinese Auction” style exhibition, where attendees bought tickets to put in the little box next to the artworks they wanted. My wife went to the opening (I had to work) and she actually won back my piece and another piece.

 

See short video of details:

 

Then this piece was submitted as an entry for the into the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection Purchase Award at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2019 and was accepted and purchased on 10/7/2019 for $199 to be added to of their collection where it now resides.

www.kanyerartcollection.com/collages

Relationship CXXIII ~ Dangerous Goods Support Team in Stratford UK.

FANCLUB 13 relationship CXXIII : Dangerous Goods Support Team 

Completed on 3/3/17 while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.
Using trash collaged on a real photo post card I’d made in the Morean Darkroom of a picture I shot in Miami during Art Week in 12/2016.

This piece was sent as Mail Art to be put on display for the Twitter Art Exhibit #twitrartexhibit #TAE17 to benefit Molly Olly’s Wishes (raised more than $20,000) at the Arts House, 14 Rother Street in Stratford Upon Avon, UK. The exhibit opened on 4/1/17 and ran through 4/19/17.

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 CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

A DVD collaged with found trash and stenciled with deStijl lines in red & yellow. Started while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida on 1/23/16 & completed (the spray paint at home) on 4/19/2016.

Sent (along with CXII) to
Brooklyn for exhibition:
“Works of Art” at Bushwick Spray Paint Shop on 4/30/16
1009 Broadway, Bell 203, Brooklyn, NY
Then left on the streets of Brooklyn after the show.

Relationship XXI “Can You Guess What is Real?”

THIS PIECE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
Large collage in four panels. approx. 3×4 feet. Made entirely with found objects on a “Guess” advertisement board.
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This was my second collage made specifically for an art exhibition and not as street art. It was shown for “Parcours – 40”, le parcours d’artistes à Mons during the last two weekends in May of 2011.

Relationship XX – “you can be anyone They want”

THIS PIECE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
Large collage on a painting found in garbage – made entirely of found objects.
Approximately 5’x5′ (feet)

click here for detailed view

This was my first large collage, almost as tall as me, and also my first piece made specifically for an art exhibition and not as street art. It was shown for “Parcours – 40”, le parcours d’artistes à Mons during the last two weekends in May of 2011. I was working with the group Recycling Collective at the former Royal College of Fine Art in Mons, Belgium. The school had been abandoned for many years but I still found some of the students’ art lying around in the vacant rooms. This large painting of a face was crumpled up in a trash heap so I used it as my canvas to collage on.

"you can be anyone They want"