I had most of my Gallery all set up. Just waiting for two more artists to deliver their work. Paula Bogden showed up from Virginia this morning.
And she brought with her the most wonderful collages.
I’d seen her collages in pictures on facebook. But they were in books. Her journals are page after page of layered images. Original photos, painted grounds, found objects, and random words.
I asked her if she could make some for the Bedlam Farm Open House. She had never made them for anyone but herself.
I told her it was like tearing one of the pages out of her journal, matting and framing it.
Of course, it’s not that simple. There’s a difference between making something for yourself and making something that you know other people will see and possible want to buy.
So it was really exciting to open the cardboard box that Paula brought to my studio this morning. Looking at each piece of art. So much detail, so much color and texture and feeling.
I’m selling each of Paula’s original matted collages, (they fit into a standard 11×14″ frame) for $60. If you see one you like, and would like to own it, just let me know. I’d have to figure out the shipping charge if you’re not coming to the Bedlam Farm Open House, but Wendy at the post office can help me with that. You can email me at [email protected].