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.

 

Relationship XXIV – “Death Has Three Moms”

Via Flickr:
Relationship XXIV – “Death Has Three Moms”
This was my first collage on a book cover though I’d been planning to do it for a while.
“Death has three lives: A Mike Shayne Mystery” by Brett Haliday.
It was completed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 6/19/2011 while spending the night in the hospital accompanying my mother who was recovering from open-heart surgery.

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

see the original paperback book cover:
Halliday - Death Has Three Lives - (Collage XXIV)