Collage

Random House Dictionary defines collage as a technique for composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another.  Gwinn considers her compositions “collages” when the image is predominately made up of papers pasted to the substrate of the composition. Often she has already painted the papers which are used; and frequently she paints on them again after they have been pasted to the surface.  Various embellishments may be added to complete the composition. The layers she uses to compose an image are for her a metaphor of the ways human life develops: layer by layer, choice by choice, adjustment by adjustment. Please contact Helen Gwinn with any questions about the art and its availability.

Canyon Poetry

“CANYON POETRY”
watermedia/collage painting on a cradled panel
36X12X2 inches (sold)

Below The Cut

“BELOW THE CUT”
(watermedia/collage, matted and framed in a
simple mahogany frame 18X31 inches)

Clothed In Splendor

“CLOTHED IN SPLENDOR”
watermedia/collage, 19X15 inches, neutral matting,
framed in simple mahogany frame 26X22 inches, $550.00

Bluebird Triptych

BLUEBIRD TRIPTYCH
watermedia/collage paintings, each painting: 8X8X2 inches (sold)

Cairn Series 1, 2, 3, 4

CAIRN SERIES:
“COME BY HERE”
(sold) “COME ON THROUGH” ($500.00)  “COME” ($500.00) &  “COME THIS WAY”(sold)
watermedia/collage paintings, on cradled panels, 24X8X2 inches each

Desert Shrine

DESERT SHRINE
watermedia on paper with stitched embellishment, 20X15X2 inches
(light oak deep box frame, $400.00)

 Orchard Outlook

ORCHARD OUTLOOK
varied papers and acrylic painting
(sold)

NEST SERIES: CONSIDER THE BIRDS
28X21 inches, collage on paper, page from an old Korean Bible, stitching, passages in hand writing, acrylic painting and found papers.
(sold)

Nest Series-Aerogramme

NEST SERIES: AEROGRAMME
12X12X2 inches on a cradled panel. Collage elements: authentic ephemera of postage stamps, blue envelope, text and sheet music, painted, textured papers.(sold)

Nest Series - Packet of Remembrances

NEST SERIES: PACKET OF REMEMBRANCES
13X10 inches, matted and framed in a simple mahogany frame 21X18 inches. Collage elements: painted papers, folded square envelope bound with twine and beads, a graphite drawing and fiber-wrapped sticks, $350.00

Renewal

RENEWAL
18x18x2 inches on a cradled panel. Collage elements: acrylic painted papers, authentic old manilla envelope for storing important papers, a list,  a page from an old Koren Bible, a frontispiece page, and an acrylic panel attached with beads and waxed linen string.
$400.00

Revival


REVIVAL
18X18X2 inches on a cradled panel. Collage elements:  acrylic painting, painted exotic papers, pages from an old Hebrew Bible, an old leather Bible cover and interleaving, a small plexiglas panel attached with beads and nails, and an old cupboard hinge
, $400.00

Time Grace Mystery

Time, Grace, Mystery
7X7 inches, collage with painted papers, postage stamp, string, beads and graphite on watercolor paper
(sold)

The Nest Series: Camouflage

The Nest Series: Camouflage
7X7 inches, collage with painted tissues,copper leaf, exotic papers and lazer transfer on watercolor paper
(sold)

Window Series: Sun Sugar

The Window Series: Sun Sugar
15X15 inches, collage, matted and framed in 21X21 inch,simple clear maple
(sold)

Postings

Postings
7.5X7.5 inches, collage
sold

Life On The Rocks (diptych)

Life On The Rocks (diptych)
mixed media collage, two cradled panels (left: 24x12x2 inches
right: 24x6x2 inches) (sold)

Understudy

Understudy
mixed media collage, 24x12x2 on a cradled panel (sold)

Path

Path

mixed media collage , 24x12x2 inches; a hand made, painted envelope, (with mysterious contents) bound with string, attached to a wooden stick, is affixed to the surface of the composition. (sold)