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Owl with Sage Brush and Lizard Original Paper Collage

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Owl with Sage Brush and Lizard Original Paper Collage

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Description

A classic Southwest scene rendered in hand-cut paper featuring owl, sage brush, cacti, lizard, and elk shed in still-life like arrangement. This collage-painting entitled Cotopaxi Sage features acrylic and watercolor painting techniques over-layered with collage.
  • Title: Cotopaxi Sage (Collage-Painting)
  • Medium: vintage papers and paint on wood panel
  • Size: 46.5" H x 31.5" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in classical black oxide frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back

The Process

Sorting to find all the right paper colors prior to cutting in the detail. Learn more about the collage process.

The Story

So many of my muses are wild creates of the Southwest landscape. Each animal, bird, insect that I sketch is pulled from a trip I have taken somewhere in that dusty landscape; sitting, watching the sky, watching the grass, watching the sandy dry riverbed. When I go on these trips I navigate by sight and loose intuition-am capricious, and not nailed to a paper or digital map. I watch strange birds flying overhead and chase them in my truck to see where they will alight. I talk to folks at gas stations asking about deer, roadrunners, kangaroo rats…and often get strange glances but sometimes decent intel. I once followed a farmers white pickup to a giant hole in the ground where bats were bending their wings to plummet into the abyss. I’m driven by nature, and I love to explore. It’s a dangerous and wonderful combination in the Southwest.