2D Mixed Media
We are a husband and wife team that create mixed media works and collages using found vintage books, maps, tickets and old photos gathered from our travels. We move with camper in tow from city to city, setting down along the way in various landscapes around the country from corn fields to steel mill parking lots.
The subjects of our collages can vary from a nest to a classic piece of clothing to whimsical representations and renderings of nature, plant-life, celestial beings, and animals.
The idea for our nest collages, in particular, was sparked when Stefan and I discovered a bird’s nest in our backyard. The resourceful bird weaved in a bit of plastic shopping bag and a little silver sliver of screen door material. The lightbulb went off, just copy what the bird’s do! We collect and collage hand torn and cut papers; vintage sheet music, maps, tickets, books, old letters from traveling, and more.
Our newest series reimagines classic clothing in a large-scale, and made with the intention of visually marking the clothing’s surface with all of the stories and experiences one goes through while wearing that favorite piece of fashion.
We love this nomadic lifestyle of artists arriving in a new city, setting up a tent full of freshly made work, meeting new people, exchanging stories, sharing a laugh or a hug, and seeing fellow artists who are like family on the road. It is truly a gift to be able to make a living selling our art at outdoor art festivals across the United States.
PAST FEATURED ARTISTS: BLOG ANNOUNCEMENTS + ARTIST PAGES
Susan Shoemaker 2013 + Artist Page
Darrell Ezekiel 2014 + Artist Page
Chiharu Roach 2015 + Artist Page
Paul Cordes Wilm 2016 + Artist Page
Tracie Noles-Ross 2017 + Artist Page
Deborah Davis 2018 + Artist Page
Sarah Conklin 2019 + Artist Page
Kimberly Paige 2020 Moss Magic + Artist Page