Karen Coull
Karen Coull

Sydney, Australia /Paris, France, Australia

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Collage - vintage fashion magazines, papers and one off vintage book images


This is a series of 10 collages Orchids - sold individually and - made with recycled vintage french fashion magazines, books and other vintage papers. This series of artworks are framed in a 30cm x 40cm black lightweight ready to hang frame.

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 French fashion 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.

#Vintage, #collage, #retro, #fashion, #midcentury, #design, #nature, #pink, #grey, #1950s, #circles, #spots, #design, #hat, #pinkorchid, #orchids, #Contemporary, #women
(CreativeWork) SALE 'Orchid Series -#9  by Karen Coull. mixed-media. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) 'Olympia (after Manet) #2 by Karen Coull. other-media. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) 'See my baby walking down the street, I see red, I see red, I see red - #1 Snap Happy' by Karen Coull. mixed-media. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) 'Orchid Series 2 - #1' by Karen Coull. mixed-media. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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