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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com
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

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"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.
For purchase information, please contact me at
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit by website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com
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

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"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.
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com
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

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"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. 
For purchase information, please contact me at
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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. 
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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. 
For purchase information, please contact me at
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.
For purchase information, please contact me at 
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To view more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com

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

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"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.
For purchase information, please contact me at
smgibbonsfineartist@gmail.com
To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
http://www.susanmgibbons.com