Commissioned piece for M. Diamond. Emphasis on a 'Creepy Clown' theme. Found objects, antique papers, wasp nest in an antique dresser mirror frame.
Collage for M. Watson including photo of his wife, wings, chicken foot & Boston Terrier in an antique dresser mirror frame.
Collage piece including a photo of my daughter and antique music, dried flowers and misc. notes from the past. This piece hangs in a wonderful restaurant in Des Moines, HoQ.
Mixed media collage art created for an album cover for NYC band- Mirror Queen. Collage in frame, photographs, dried flowers, antique paper, dog skull on fabric. Sold
Memorial collage piece for Susan Wharff. Susan was my moms little sister who was killed in a car accident in 1968. She could have survived the accident if she would have received proper care. Her death had a profound and lasting effect on my family.
Detail of Susan collage.
Collage piece from Shapeshifter show. Photo, fern leaves, antique paper. The boy (my son) represents the son my grandmother lost at birth, Billy. She refused to believe he was stillborn and carried him around for two days in a blanket before finally accepting the truth. He was 'taken form her' a few years before Susan was born.
Collage. Photograph of daughter, fern leaves, layered over Grandmas report of the Iliad. As my daughter she inherited the dark story of Susan & the sadness of my mother, grandmother. The flower at her forehead represents the gift of light that resonates to pull out of t he darkness. Sold
Collage. Photos of Susan and Helen wearing her dress 40 years later. Antique papers, horse hair, bird skull, butterfly wing, teeth, antique papers. Sold
Illuminated collage. Photo of an X-Ray of a human mummy layered over sympathy card with small purple flowers at the heart. This piece lights from behind. Sold
Collage in antique frame. Self portrait layered over words from a letter from Susan's Mom, my grandma. Antique greeting cards and ribbon. Sold
A girl who does not dress or groom like others is insecure. Has low self esteem. Needs parental guidance. Trying to hide behind goofy clothes and dyed hair. Mother not in control. Non-Assertive. Doesn't know what's inside is more important than looking like a slut/tramp. Not a leader for friends to look up to or seek to be with. Daughter and mother need ambition. Mildred Bernice Wharff, 1985
Collage. Enlarged photo of a mummified bird. School work, accident report, pressed queen Anne's lace. Sold