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Karen Coull
Karen Coull

Sydney, Australia /Paris, France, Australia

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Framed ready to hang. Frame total size 42cm (W) x 52cm (H) - Vintage cookbooks collage on organically hand dyed, printed and vintage papers

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Mixed Media on paper, ready to hang

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This artwork comes with an external frame

Ready to hang - total size 42cm x 52cm x 3cm depth black minimal frame with acid free white mount. ''My mothers cookbook' is constructed and reworked with vintage and retro , recycled, hand dyed and - aged dyed -organic printed papers and pages from vintage English and Australian cookbooks. Reutilising recycled papers to speak of the transient and impermanent nature in our our lives. Making a new story. I defy the notion that the personal and private in artmaking is self seeking or immature. Instead I diffidently use the personal as a starting point in my art making process. Like taking cuttings from a personal garden. This series 'My mothers cookbook' series recognises the sentimental notions of times past with those lost recipes and evocative nostalgia for memories.

Although I finished my fine arts bachelors degree with a painting major , I embraced a more intimate and personal process which I find with collage, mixed media encompassing at times needlework and collage and small reworked domestic items.

Collage especially allows this reworking and pastiche to make a new story or 'paint' a new picture. I adore the process and opportunities that collage allows and embrace using and recycling vintage papers and magazines - currently vintage magazines and discarded books from the 1950's and 60's - the ephemeral and the discarded. That which is fleeting/ passing and impermanent and giving new life and form - a new story.

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