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Lorraine Heitzman

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First Church, 2010 Collage 15"X20" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Houlton, Maine, 2011 Collage 20" X 15" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Flint, Michigan, 2010 Collage 20" X 15" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Madison, Wisconsin, 2010 Collage 20" X 15" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Storm Approaching, 2012 Postcards 20" X 15" © Lorraine Heitzman
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For Petra, February 2011 Collage 8.5 in X 5.5 in
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No. 20, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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B&W Book, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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Ziploc, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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Boxing Day, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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No. 18, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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Hallelujah, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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No. 12, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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Pale, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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No. 7, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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No. 11, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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oomph!, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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wouldacouldashoulda, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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choco.pie, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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ritz1, 2009 Collage 8 in X 10 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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Landscape, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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The Fraternal Order of Fruit Loops, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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Before and After Giotto, 2009 Collage 10 In. X 8 In. © Lorraine Heitzman
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For Cathy, February 2011 Collage 8.5 in X 5.5 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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For Marion, February 2011 Collage 8.5 in X 5.5 in © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 1, May 2013 Wood, Acrylic Paint 18" X 24" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 2, May 2013 Wood, Acrylic Paint 18" X 24" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 3, June 2013 Acrylic, Wood 18 © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 4, July 2013 Acrylic, Wood 18" X 24" © lorraine Heitzman
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per Kiki, August 2013 Acrylic and Wood on Wood Panel 18 X 24" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 5, 2014 Wood and Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 18" X 24" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Woodsies Gone Wild 6, 2013 Wood and Acrylic on Wood Panel 18" X 24" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Molecular Energy, 2014 Wood and Acrylic on Wood Panel 24" X 18" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Optical Poem #2 , 2014 Paint and Wood Assemblage 48" X 36" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Sticks and Time, 2014 Paint & Wood Assemblage on Panel Diptych, Total: 36" X 48" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Optical Poem No. 1, 2014 Paint & Wood Assemblage 48" X 36" © Lorraine Heitzman
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Untitled Collage No. 17, 2016 Paper and Paint Collage 22" X 30" © Lorraine Heitzman
Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
University of the Arts, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
Tags
postcards, collage, churches, architecture, mixed-media, abstract
Statement

This work began as a series of twenty four 8" x 10"collages made from paper, postcards and recycled packaging.  The postcards were inherited from my mother’s collection of postcards that she obsessively amassed over her lifetime during travels and visits to museums.  In 2008 I had to empty out my parents’ home, and these cards were one of the few things I saved.  The following year when I began this series, I used the postcards, not only for their visual and historical references, but also as a reminder of my mother, an artist herself.  Working on these collages gave me a sense of collaboration with her even though she suffered from Alzheimer’s and had lost her memory for which the postcards were once meant to serve.   The postcards were a catalyst for me to create, and at the same time transform, both literally and figuratively, my mother’s choices into my own.

These initial abstract collages were followed by a series of 15 inch by 20 inch collages, revolving  around a church theme.  These too were inspired by a postcard collection: specifically a thorough collection of postcards  depicting churches from across the United States.  The new works revive  my longstanding interest in architecture.

My next collection of work was mixed-media assemblages on wood panels. I was eager to introduce more painterly effects and a faster mode for exploring other concepts. The work I am making now is increasingly painterly although I have kept elements of collage.  Look for new work soon!