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Vaquera Night Wing Original Paper Collage

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Vaquera Night Wing Original Paper Collage

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Description

Original paper collage on wood of vaquera/cowgirl with sugar skull make up and two braids. Red western shirt with fringe and moths on shoulders. All hand-cut paper. Finished in handmade salvaged tin frame and Museum Plexi.
  • Title: Vaquera Night Wing (Collage)
  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 46 1/8" H x 38" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back

The Process

When I started this series of gals, I knew I wanted each one to have her own personality, which is why the faces may stay the same but the outfits are ever-changing. For Night Wing, I chose to emblazon her shoulders with one of my favorite nocturnal acrobats: the moth. Moths are so often overlooked but play such a crucial roll in the world that I thought what better emblem of strength than these little winged heroines. Each of the moths created here started as a sketch based on a very specific moth, but then I decided that was too specific, so I tossed those away and invented a new moth, the one you see here ;).

Learn more about the collage process.