Daily Art-New Work- Name your Poison

laminated collage by Heather Brown Truman

‘Name your Poison’

8.5″ x 11.5″

Laminated paper collage

Will need a standard frame to display

Now available at the Artists Challenge site as a ACEO, limited edition only three to go around, now only 7 bucks! See  all the art HERE.

Also available (full size) on my web site in the art under 100 bucks gallery, check it out. (link to web site at the bottom of post too)

Here is the quote that helped the inspiration:

“People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”

James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)
This work is paper on heavy card stock then laminated. I am working on a large canvas mixed media work, have been for a week or more now. I also was finally able to unpack all of the studio boxes full of the paper I hauled across the country. Gave up space in the trailer to make room for a few boxes of paper, vintage pictures, collected fine hand made paper, vintage magazines, snips of pictures, pages ripped out of books because I could only afford so much weight in the trailer for my enormous book collection. In sorting, and sorting I have been collage/mixed media crazy. It’s so fun to pull out the bags and tins that I carefully sorted and packed so many moons ago. This one small collage came from the sorting effort. I needed to create, had little time, and a small box of pr-cut images. The laminator got unpacked…and that’s all she wrote folks. It came together pretty quick and in the moment.
This work is a little about anger, a little about family life, a little about humanity, a little about not enough love, a little about fire in the belly, a little about fear, a little about personal power…a little about me.
I love collage and mixed media for the effect that it has on my brain. I can’t think beyond does this fit? Is that right? Is this what I want to say? Ohhh, can I fit that in? I love it.
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  1. cynthia
    May 12, 2008

    Very Cool Heather – love the collage! Good quote too.

    I still have a good sized stash of 2d stuff that I hope to pull out again one day soon. I sort of stuffed it when I decided that I needed to concentrate on clay.

  2. badkittyartstudio
    May 12, 2008

    Thanks Cynthia…sounds like with your selling out and such that clay is exactly where you need to be right now! 🙂 Good For you!

  3. bluejude
    May 13, 2008

    Great quote! And I LOVE Woman Work below. You never cease to amaze me. (:
    Happy Tuesday!


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