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