Narrative Collages

The images below are collages made between 2006 and 2012 using hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, pinpricks and minute hole-punched papers. This work is influenced by anthropomorphic fables and early American folk art, incorporating narrative imagery drawn from natural forms, botanical illustration and quilts.

Found
Found, 2010
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
16 x 29.5 inches
in a private collection
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Vine with Moons and Red Sun, 2011
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache & pinpricks
38 x 30 inches
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Bluebird, 2010
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, powdered graphite
42 x 42 inches
in a private collection
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Ever Expanse, 2011
collage with hand-cut and hole-punched papers
24 x 26 inches
in a private collection
Ever Expanse is based on a quilt, the Solar System, made by Ellen Harding Baker in the 1800′s that she used as a visual aid to teach astronomy to children. This version is an adaptation of the quilt, with fictional planetary orbits.
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Willow, 2008
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
30 x 22 inches
in a private collection



Two Bird Landing, 2008
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
15 x 30 inches
in a private collection



Peacock, Quail & Owl Branch, 2007
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
30 x 2 inches
in the public art collection of the Cleveland Clinic
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The Vast Open, Variation 2, 2012
paper collage with hand-painted hole-punched papers
2 panels, 11 z 12 inches each
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In the Beginning, 2010 (Jaime Knight & Lena Wolff)
paper collage with iridescent oil stick, varnish, mica and hole punch.
56 x 46 inches
in a private collection
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Midnight Branch
Midnight Branch, 2008
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
44 x 30 inches
in a private collection



Midnight Branch, detail, 2008
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
44 x 30 inches
in a private collection
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Night Flowering Tree, 2008
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
36 x 30 inches
in a private collection


NightMountain
Night Mountain, 2007
9 panel paper collage collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
44 x 48 inches
in the public art collection of the Cleveland Clinic

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Circle Stack, 2012
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
11 x 12 inches
in a private collection