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Fancy Places

Mixed-Media Painting

Created by Maren Larson
Paper and fabric are hand printed and collaged to archival, handmade French paper. Layers of acrylic paint and glazes are applied on top of the collage to create texture and a luminous depth. Calligraphic marks are made while the paint is wet. The beige area features a piece of heirloom handwoven linen from the 1800's. Rich copper and bronze paint create a glimmering surface. The reverse side of a floral designer fabric is used to create a subtle impression. Blue paint is a strong contrast to the coppery reds and browns. The writing is personal and meant to be undecipherable. The sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted. Wired and ready to hang.