"Strata" is one of my mixed media pieces focused on creating collages using old and discarded books. It is comprised of book cover cloth, end papers, illustrations and binding material from an old american history book. The collage is built on watercolor paper and then adhered to a wood cradled board. The sides of the board are left natural which adds beauty to the piece. This is my way of repurposing abandoned, ordinary objects and turning them into unique works of art.
Cradled board, old books, acrylic ink, graphite, gold leaf, old map