Artist Retrospective

My first abstract collages made from magazine paper actually adorned small pieces of venetian blinds that I put hooks on and called earrings and tried to sell at the Santa Barbara Beach Show.  Color and design became a pleasant obsession, and the urge to work larger grew stronger until I abandoned the failing earring business and got serious about doing large substantial artworks. 

 

I called the new collages "photage" to distinguish them from the traditional concept of collage, which was not considered a serious art form in those days by many gallery owners. 

Photage was not only a dramatic change from the angst-laden artwork of my early years, but a turning point in many other ways, including the beginning of self-employment, and a time that I became much more involved in the arts community and the quest for success.

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Alchemy of Peace
Alchemy of Peace
Chance to Feel
Chance to Feel
Rosemary's Vacation
Rosemary's Vacation
Burst of Passion
Burst of Passion
Margarita of the Desert
Margarita of the Desert
Global Heart Warming
Global Heart Warming
River of Doubt
River of Doubt
Ghost of a Geisha
Ghost of a Geisha
Interpenetration of Space and Time
Interpenetration of Space and Time
Child of Illusion
Child of Illusion
Conflicted Warrior
Conflicted Warrior
Ancestral Glow
Ancestral Glow
Pink and Blue Plunge
Pink and Blue Plunge
Inside Melody
Inside Melody
Wet Jazz
Wet Jazz
Pink Note
Pink Note
Breathing Mirror
Breathing Mirror
Minor Interval
Minor Interval
Dizzy World
Dizzy World
Garden of Love
Garden of Love
Soul Flower
Soul Flower
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Duke Ellington Orchestra
As the World Tunes
As the World Tunes
Bathing Beauty
Bathing Beauty
African Blues
African Blues
Whirls Apart
Whirls Apart
Wanted Man aka Troubled Angel
Wanted Man aka Troubled Angel
Beach Tones
Beach Tones