The last few weeks I've been putting together a small body of collage work, combining maps and anatomy images (hearts, brains, torsos, etc.). The plan is to take them to Tandem Brick, my favorite little gallery in Des Moines; therefore, I've chosen to use maps highlighting Des Moines and Central Iowa. Here's the latest (as of yet untitled)
FYI: for those of you living in Ames/Central Iowa, my exhibit (entitled "Rejectamenta Rebirth") is now up at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's Gallery in the Round. The gallery, free and open to the public, is located at 1015 N. Hyland Avenue, Ames, Iowa. It's open during the Fellowship's regular office hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 1:00-4:00 PM, or by appointment. To make an appointment, call the Fellowship office at 515-292-5960.
The exhibit runs through June 28 and features 23 pieces of my art--mostly assemblage but a few collage pieces as well--from the last three years. If you're in the area, stop in and take a look.
"Daughter" by Steve Hosch: 8" x 10" collage on paper.
Includes original source materials, such as page from a 1903 atlas, vintage photos, flower image from a 1970s-era seed catalog, and blossoms from a 1940 children's book. And, of course, a heart image transferred from a vintage anatomy book.
Last weekend I finished this little (5" X 7") collage, entitled "Heart Strings," featuring vintage ephemera and a heart image transferred atop a map of Northeast Iowa. The background is a page from a National Geographic that's been treated with Citrasolv to create the watery effect. In addition, I used spray paint and a stencil to make the rays behind the heart.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.