view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background


Reclaimed Relic no.9 Collage

Julia Ledyard

United States

Collage, Paper on Paper

Size: 8 W x 8 H x 1 D in

Ships in a Box


check Shipping included

check 14-day satisfaction guarantee

Primary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary image Trustpilot Score

Artist Recognition

link - Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

Questioning my faith during the time of COVID. Part of my Reclaimed Relic series, these hand formed relics from my memories of church, confession, and The Eucharist are made from everyday, reclaimed materials—recycled toilet paper rolls, and are a feminine expression of impermanence that is in contrast to the heavy, male-dominated permanence of the Catholic Church.

Details & Dimensions

Collage:Paper on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:8 W x 8 H x 1 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Most of my pieces are from life and all are done in a moment, long or short. They are not preconceived. I push the suggestiveness of the forms, either in front of me or from my imagination, aiming at creating powerful, vital imagery while not losing the fragility of the moment. I am drawn to a gestural neo-expressionistic vocabulary of thin lines against big bold colored forms and strokes. Many of pieces begin with traditional materials from my home—cloth, thread, my mother's tea towel. Color is printed, sewn, glued, felted. Paint is applied with my hands, sticks, cardboard, makeup sponges, potatoes—anything, to achieve an irregularity and rawness of line. Recent pieces enact the classic dance between the immediacy of material surface and the revelation of content. At first the form and line show up as an end in itself, and then the object or figure reveals itself, sometimes only for a moment, before it retreats back into the physicality of being marks on paper or felt on bone. I draw, paint and make things in my studio in the small town of Fairfax, in the San Francisco Bay Area. My art is influenced by my fascination for human gesture and my love for and experience in graphic design. I am currently Founding Partner and Creative Director of Ledyard Qvistgaard Design Office, a brand creation and package design, also in Fairfax.

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.


Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support