Postmark Paris

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Postmark Paris
Judy Finer

Judy Finer
from San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Printed books are the source of all elements: The stamps are printed pages taken from a small book, Postmark Paris, a gift to me from a friend. The collaged birds are cutouts from a 1930's illustrated guide to North American birds; the added text is taken from an old dictionary.

I mean these small pieces to be evocative of the spirit of Baker's Dozen - art (the French stamps themselves) and communication over distances, the carrying of messages (stamps and birds). I also use the birds as nods to Ernst and Cornell. In this series, I enjoyed playing with ambiguities of scale, picture plane illusions, visual puns, and the enigmatic beginnings of narratives. Like one-liners, the pieces were fun and fairly quick to do.

This work is different from my usual collages. I typically use more elements and dense layering for greater visual/relationship complexities.

Third International Bakers Dozen Collage Exchange
Each artist made 13 collages.
The one work from each artist which is shown in this Internet exhibition, was also exhibited in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and was then sent to the Museo de Collage in Mexico.
A package of 12 mixed collages was sent back to each participating artist.

Have a look at: . . . . .
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction,
sponsored by the International Post-Dogmatist Group

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