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Darla McKenna

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You Vintage Papers and Magazines © 2015
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Bender Vintage Papers and Magazines © 2015
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The Touch Collage © 2015
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Dirigible Vintage Magazines and Photo Transparencies © 2014
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Tipple Vintage Magazines and Photo Transparencies © 2014
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Walk, 2013 Vintage Magazines 8 X 10 X 1 © 2015
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untitled, 2013 Vintage Papers, Magazines and Phototransparies 12 X 18 X 1 © 2015
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Life Interrupted with Comb and Iron, 2011 Collage © 2013
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Life Interrupted: Not Another Birthday, 2013 Collage © 2013
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Climbing My Empire, 2011 Collage 22 X 28 Inches © 2013
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Neutron, 2011 Collage 22 X 28 Inches
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Introducing Somebody Special Vintage Magazines on Rag Board © © 2015
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Venus Is Bleeding, 2009 Vintage Magazine Collage 22 Inches X 28 Inches
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Carnivorous Yen Carnivorous Yen 20" X 28" © 2009
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Post War Air, 2010 Vintage Magazine Collage 30 Inches X 40 Inches © 2010 Darla McKenna
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Propulsion, 2009 Photomontage 14" X 16" © 2009
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Quick Facts
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photo-montage, collage, mixed media, abstract, mixed-media, surrealism
Statement

Each work brings a voice where words could not describe my own journey. Magazine imagery is ready clip-art, snipped out of context, manipulated and built to form new meaning. I choose images subconsciously and let my instinct direct the structure. It is a process of free-association and deep-rooted discovery. Like listening to a song in a foreign tongue, the beauty of the song can be enjoyed nonetheless. The outcome is mysterious and beautiful.

My process is simple: paper, Xacto-knife, scissors and glue. I usually cut from vintage magazines. The collage process derives from my need to organize and categorize. Much time is spent placing images together and examining relationships, both formal and conceptual.

 

 

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