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Silver Maple No.246

Mixed-Media Collage

Created by Chris Wheeler
This work is a combination of drawing, painting, and sculpting. The artist uses acrylics on paper that is individually cut and shaped for a modern and abstract style of collage work. The paper is stretched and then textured with medium body acrylics. Each piece is hand cut and glued with wheat paste. The paper is then glued with wheat paste that's been pressed through a horsehair strainer so that the finished artwork is free of lumps and the effect is smooth and refined. This technique of paper stretching is traditionally used to restore antique shoji screens and scrolls. The wood panels are painted on the sides and comes with white floater frame.

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