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The Rise and Fall No. 110 Painting

Lauren Matsumoto

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 22.5 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

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Acrylic, vintage wallpaper, and paper collage on heavyweight Arches watercolor paper. In this collage, scraps of salvaged, vintage wallpapers and a retrospective of black and white images, documents or other ephemera tell a story as they are layered and adhered onto paper. Hand-painted details such as drips, marks and signs of aging suggest the passage of time. The torn papers remind of crumbling monuments or layers of sedimentary rock from various human eras. Birds are the protagonists foraging what is left behind by mankind. This work is part of my series, "The Rise and Fall" which explores modernism and how the rise and fall of viewpoints over time changes our relationship with nature. I hope this series inspires us to choose simplicity and balance with nature as an important part of our lives. Unframed. Certificate of authenticity and my framing recommendations are included. Signed on back.

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Painting:Acrylic on Paper

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Size:22.5 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

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My work examines modernism and our relationship to nature throughout history. My decades-long interest in birds developed while observing birds owned by my grandfather, who was a bird breeder during an era when harboring birds in cages was popular. My oil paintings are faux-collages on canvas recreating the forms of torn vintage documents from various eras. Color, pattern and texture are layered like sedimentary rock from our collective history, with details such as intentional drips, marks and signs of age applied by hand. Birds are the protagonists, foraging what mankind has left behind. In my work the birds are free, telling a story with fragments from our past. Also included here are my collages and ink drawings on paper, done as studies for my larger oil paintings.

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