Early Narrative Collages

The images below are collages made between 2006 and 2011 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.

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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


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
2 panels, 11 z 12 inches each


Found
Found, 2010
collage with hand-cut and painted papers, watercolor, gouache, hole punch & pinpricks
16 x 29.5 inches

in a private collection



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