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Artist Paula Frazell
Sun City, Arizona, USA
The Red Sofa
The two collages presented today, Joyce and The Red Sofa, are a tribute to my parents. I grew up in Upstate New York in a home filled with jazz, books, art, fabrics, love and encouragement. My mother had a great sense of style and did a lot of sewing. I loved the beautiful fabrics she used and the amazing way she put them together.
Collage has long been my passion, going back as far as the brown paper book covers I made in grade school. These were the first supports I used for my efforts, on which pictures from magazines, newspapers and family photographs were carefully arranged. Today I work with acrylic paint and ink, fabric and photographs.
My experience in photography, a degree in Commercial Art, training in acrylic and watercolor painting have all enriched, not changed, my artistic goal. Each element in my collages has its own vibrant personality. My passion is to make different elements work together successfully and speak in one voice about the things I love.