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The Numbing of Atlas by LauraTringaliHolmes The Numbing of Atlas by LauraTringaliHolmes
Paper collage with décollage on 5 x 7 canvas board, beeswax finish. Old papers, magazine snips, in-place gel medium transfers (the backwards words), San Francisco tourist map pieces.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional
nice
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aerendial Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
great work!!! : ) overall roar : )
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Roaring back! :heart:
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martaraff Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Feature: [link] *
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you. :heart:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Oh Laura! :wow:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
One of those days....
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Here's to many more of those days...:iconchampagneplz:
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
WOnderful!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thank you. Beeswax crazy over here lately, but I do like how this one emerged.
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simplecity8km Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
super1
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Many thanks!
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simplecity8km Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
:)
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
wow, and a smile... :heart:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
And a smile back, of course. :heart:
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jkiddo223 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
Wow something about this looks unreal, almost like it's digital. I guess that's the transfers. Amazing work, per usual :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The transfers definitely give a seamless look because they don't leave shadowlines. I embed the image I want to transfer face-down in the glue and, when all is said and done, only the ink transfers to the receiving paper. You're also looking through several thin coats of wax on this piece, which cover up shadowlines from the paper cuts. Although I tend to highlight shadowlines in my work, in this piece I wanted the feeling of elements suspended in amber. Enjoyed your comment, as you can tell...thanks!
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jkiddo223 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
Oh I know what you're talking about! I've used that method, or something somewhat like it, to create imprints on wood.
And I've used wax on painting before to do the same thing, cover up shadowlines from paper I stuck to the canvas.
It looks wonderful used here; like I said, almost digital, and unusual for collage work.
I think you hit the nail on the head; it absolutely looks fossilized in amber, or coated with honey. Love the look.
And no problem! I enjoy your work!

Ps. I can't say when, seeing as I'm not too sure when I'll sell my house, but I do plan on buying some of your work for my new apartment! I want to make a collage of your collages since the prints you offer are kind of small. I showed them to my roommate and she loves them! Just thought I'd let you know:)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I think I like the "coated with honey" image even better than the fossilized in amber idea! Thanks for that!

Very cool that you're interested in living with my work! Thanks! Keep me posted!
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Compelling work. :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you. :heart:
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome. :heart:
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Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:wow: ... let me pinch myself now
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You read the small print! :D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
So much fun. Too many good parts to enumerate but I have to mention the progression of whole egg - world - and broken egg. Not going to try to say what that "means" but it's great.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You said it. That middle egg took forever.... :)
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
This is stunning. What is that 'hubbub of traffic' quote from?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
The fragment is from a poem by Jessie Pope. Glad you like the piece. Thanks. :heart:
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
You're welcome! I looked up the poem, and I quite like it. It fits very well in your collage.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Originally this piece was destined to join four others in an "Artists Against Violence" exhibition to celebrate this year's United Nations' International Day of Peace, but My Life Intruded and I didn't get around to completing it on time. I'm a big fan of the poet. :)
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