Décollage, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas, 36" x 36", 91.5cm x 91.5cm, 2015
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.
"The composition and colours in this piece definitely said New York in the 50’s/60’s to me. It had kind of a Mad Men feel about it, so I called it ‘Uptown’ as a nod to Manhattan."