Monday, September 28, 2015

"Bound", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Bound"

Mixed Media Encaustic Book

11" x 17 1/2"
Mounted on Board

$700

Part a the Book Series exploring the concept of hidden and revealed, this work has metal objects hidden within it.  The sewing of the raffia grass hides the found objects.  The title refers to the book being completely closed, never to be otened.  

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Remnants of Memory", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Remnants of Memory"

Encaustic and Found Object Collage
on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
Mounted on board

22" x 12 1/4"
(includes nail and fringe)

$800

This work utilizes ochre and dark brown to unify the hues with the sticthed raffia grass, adding textural elements to the natural Thai bird's nest paper.  The large nail within the piece, helps divide picture plane into contrasting areas.  

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"The Constant in the Depths", a Spiritually Minded Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"The Constant in the Depths"

Encaustic and Found Object Collage 
on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22 1/2" x 5"

$800

This spiritually minded piece references the Constant - God - within the dark times of life.  Using blacks, browns, reds with the rusted metal and raffia grass, the collaged painting is mindful of a  ritualistic totem.  

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Secured", an Intimate, Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Secured"

Encaustic and Found Object Collage on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

10 3/4" x 7 3/4" 
(includes fringe)

$150

This intimate collage incorporates dirt, raffia grass, found object and encaustic paint on Thai bird's nest paper.  The title is inspired by the placement and securing the metal in the collage.  The stitching references the Constant - God, while the circular object references the Self.  

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Monday, September 21, 2015

"Rising Above", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Rising Above"

Encaustic and Found Object Collage on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22 1/2" x 51/4"

$800


This mixed media collage reflects the rising above adversity.  The dark, black/brown hues contrast with the silver cruciform shape that outlines the found object.  The stitching is raffia grass which represents the Constant - God.  

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

9/19/15

The Invitation

Darkened emotions
Brushing by

Calling with a
Melancholy sweetness

Beckoning an answer
Towards the void

Yielding to the fragrance
Only for a moment

Just long enough
To decline


The invitation 

"Exposed II", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Exposed II"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22 1/4" x 7 3/4"

$800


This piece highlights the found object that has been exposed from the paper that originally covered it.  The textures are enhanced by the raffia grass stitching and the Thai bird's nest paper itself.with complimenting hues of terra cotta, brown, with touches of green.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

9/18/15

Release

The awaited calm
Within the serenity
Of quieted voices
Remains

Lightened shoulders
Frees the disquiet
Of the anxious
And disheartened

Embracing the light
From the darkness
The glow of hope
Begins to arise

Breathing in
Brings an offering
Of blessed release

"Exposed", a Conceptual, Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Exposed"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22 1/2" x 7 1/4"

$800

This piece shows the exposed found object that was originally hidden within the torn paper covering it, hence the title.  Thinking of the concept of hidden and revealed, the burnt metal was meant to be seen and not concealed.  The colors of terra cotta and brown compliment the hues of the object.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

9/17/15

Sacred Space

Within the space
Of learning to
Listen and remain

Comes a stillness
That speaks louder
Than words

Calms the ire
And silences
The cries

Settles into the sacred
And whispers

Holy, holy, holy

"Earthen Fire", a Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Earthen Fire"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22" x 15 1/4"

$900


Fire red and terra cotta colored dirt stitched with raffia grass make up this found object collage painted with encaustic.  The textures along with the brilliant hues create a striking piece that makes a bold statement. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Dark Night of the Soul", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Dark Night of the Soul"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22" x 6"

$800


The found object in this piece was discovered laying on the ground in Denver, CO, just waiting to be placed within a contemplative work of art.  The stitching represents the Constant, God, that which is always present, and the object is representative of the Self.  Painted in blacks, terra cottas, and browns, these hues accentuate the subtle colors of the object. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

"Amalgam", an Encaustic Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Amalgam"

Encaustic and Found Object Collage

17" x 10 1/2"

$700


This encaustic collage, stiched together by raffia grass, utilizes colors that matches the burnt hues of the metal.  An assortment of textures and tones, the collage shimmers with blues, grays, metallics, and a hint of green. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Reminder

9/11/15

A Reminder

Crisp and clear
The brightness
Fills the day

Once remembering
Memories of
Sadness and tears

A bird flies
A dog barks
A cat sneaks in the grass

A gentle reminder
Of awakened hope
9/11/15

Remembrance

Vivid reminders
Of screams and tears

Dust and debris
And crunching metal

The ache now renewed
Like a peeled off scab

Revisits the ghosts 

Of memories past

"Beneath the Constant", a Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Beneath the Constant"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

22 1/2" x 8"

$800


This encaustic painting utilizes raffia grass for the stitching and found objects for the collage elements. This series of work references the redemption of the object by using the tossed and discarded pieces of detritus and repurposing them within a framework of beauty.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

"Beneath the Terrain", an Encaustic and Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Beneath the Terrain"

Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper

20" x 8" 

$800 


This encaustic collage incorporates stitching and found object within the painting.  The dirt mixed with the paint gives a depth to the textural element.  Raffia grass stitched through the Thai Bird's Nest paper creates the fringe edging along the piece.

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