Acrylic and Paper on Canvas
48" x 48"
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 it as a metaphor for time.
"I once had a salt water reef aquarium that was filled with ‘live rock’ that actually came all the way from the Tonga. The capital city has a ‘stonehenge-like’ coral gate dating from the 1200s. The ‘chunkiness’ of this painting suggested the ‘idea’ of that place."