Décollage, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas, 24" x 24", 61cm x 61cm, 2016
Décollage is the opposite of collage - from the French word décoller meaning to take off or to unstick. This technique is based upon the appearance of advertisements ripped from billboards, leaving fragments of papers and the layering of previous posters. I see as a metaphor for time.
"This painting reminded me of organic ‘stuff’ trying to come together to form something larger than themselves. The paper for the décollage was taken from an old LIFE Magazine. I thought that the title of the magazine was perfect for this scenario. The name is a take-off on the phrase, ‘primordial soup’. It looked thicker than soup."