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Play Space No. 43 Collage

Lauren Matsumoto

United States

Collage, Paper on Acrylic

Size: 18.3 W x 19.5 H x 0.1 D in

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Acrylic and paper collage on Arches watercolor paper. In this collage, scraps of salvaged, vintage wallpapers, documents or other ephemera are adhered onto paper. My newest series, Play Space, explores the concept of birds at play. Lightweight and aloft, birds interact with string or paper scraps floating across the surface in spacious, minimal works. Growing up around birds, I observed their playfulness up close. Scientists have studied how various species of birds love to play with bits of string or paper scraps. Anthropomorphism is a great tool for helping us connect to nature and learn more about it. I hope this series inspires us to choose simplicity and balance with nature for the benefit of all. Ships unframed. Certificate of authenticity and my framing recommendations are included. Initialed lower right and signed on back.

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Collage:Paper on Acrylic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18.3 W x 19.5 H x 0.1 D in

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My work examines modernism and our relationship to nature throughout history. My decades-long interest in birds developed while observing birds owned by my grandfather, who was a bird breeder during an era when harboring birds in cages was popular. My oil paintings are faux-collages on canvas recreating the forms of torn vintage documents from various eras. Color, pattern and texture are layered like sedimentary rock from our collective history, with details such as intentional drips, marks and signs of age applied by hand. Birds are the protagonists, foraging what mankind has left behind. In my work the birds are free, telling a story with fragments from our past. Also included here are my collages and ink drawings on paper, done as studies for my larger oil paintings.

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