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Thanking You

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Regular price $985.00
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This little 3D collage began with a scrap of a vintage letter with the words 'Thanking you' as its starting point. Adding polka dots, a cardboard aperture and coloured paper turned it into a quiet, pleasing, little collage of thanks. which extends beyond the collage by a few inches, leaving a white border all around.

This mixed media collage is a 3 dimensional work, built up from paint chips, vintage hand-written letters, copies of textile fragments, scraps of brightly coloured paint palettes and black ink drawings. Shelley likes building up surfaces, starting with a cardboard structure, and then adding elements until they take on an architectural quality, giving the viewer a peek down a hidden corner of colour, a hallway of intrigue, typography, textiles and pattern to tell its story. 

Her use of materials is deliberately humble because "I want to illustrate that art can be made with simple materials and still create magic".

The collage is composed of cardboard and paper, mounted on bright white acid-free illustration board, which extends beyond the collage by a few inches, leaving a white border all around.

If you purchase the original artwork, it will be framed in a simple white wooden museum-mount frame, with about an inch of air between the illustration board and the glass, giving the 3D aspects room to float within. 

Similarly, because these are handmade, living pieces, the overhang from the collage assembly requires us to include a white surround matte to give prints room to allow the piece to "float".  Prints are Giclee printed on thick archival, acid free 189GSM paper, with brilliant colours that will brighten up any room.

Although the originals vary in size, we try to find the closest print size to represent the original work, and adding a matte increases that size by approximately 2" on each side.