Project No.12 Progress

Works-in-progress and project experiences from Postal Collage Project No.12.
most recent update: December 3
Collaborators, submit images and text HERE.

Lisa McElroy

My contribution to Kim Cardoso’s white-and-gray-on-white with hints of blue. I kept seeing blue on top of this, so I added that, but also a bit of yellow.
Celena Peet/Kim Cardoso/my contribution. Tried to tie in photos to main composition with transparencies and big red pop, tiny circle elments crossing over some of the black & white lines. Hopefully left some room for next layer/collaborator. Also turned it vertically but that can change.

Patricia

48073

Ingrid—Brenda—Sarah
Ingrid—Brenda—Sarah—48073

Jessica Riehl

Almah LaVon Rice

This might be my most exuberant collaborative postal collage experience!

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Israel Forbes

Marty McCutcheon

United States Post Office, Sather Gate Station, Berkeley, California 94704 —A few Project No.12 works-in-progress have left Berkeley through this little PO, just east of Telegraph Avenue, one block south of the Cal campus.

Roberta Fudim

I added 3 kinds of tape to Round 3 (above) and embroidery floss and pattern paper to round 4 (below)

Paige Tuhey

Andrea Mullarkey

I didn’t add a single thing to this piece except the effort to rearrange it all and I only regret that I didn’t take a “before” picture as proof.

This one came to me with the instructions: décollage. It looked both “good” and “sturdy” and I wondered at how I would décollage it, honoring what had been made this far and also the intention to undo some of it.

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Heather Elrick

Epiphany Jordan

Paige Tuhey

These are one piece, back and front. Originator- Karolyn

Tobias Paige

chris>Erin>Tobias—Isabella—Alexandria—chris

Barbara Cleveland

Susan Wolf

Sarah Pritchard

Allen Chinibi

Start
1st pass
2nd pass

Susan Wolf

Heather Elrick

mac

Erin Lawrence

2nd contribution to Alex LaRoche’s collage.
1st contribution to Chris Sparhawk’s collage

Chris Sparhawk

Originating Collage: My Grandmother loved to play bingo. And she’d often relate life to bingo. She often said, “There are a lot of red dots out there!”

Susan Wolf

This from Lauren. I found an old postcard from Madison from one of the pail and shovel art happenings, adding flamingos and an owl to the bird theme

Evelyn

Emily Relf

Andrea Mullarkey

Andrea Lewicki

Round 3 before (above) and after (below). There were a lot of small shapes with fine details so I shifted the composition. I also wanted to nudge the action out of the center.

Round 2. I’ve never met a structure I didn’t want to break or soften somehow, so that’s what I did with this collage started by Deborah using pieces that were already on my studio table.

Round 1. The bird has been in my stash for a long time waiting for the right project. Part of the wing was left unglued and there are other parts of this starter collage that allow pieces to slide under. The background is a gelli plate print. Can’t wait for this collage to tell me about all the adventures it has enjoyed.

Melanie Hayes

Hope Kathleen knows I was intrigued by her miniature map and landscape snipits of her travels. I cut it up because it inspired me 🙂

Kim Allison

From Round 3, this is the work I received from 2 previous collaborators
From Round 3, my contribution to the collage and shipped off to the next contributor

Caren Andrews

I was so taken by the packaging, the envelope and a manilla folder, that I added them to the work, creating an Accordion Book format. […] Since I am using Accordion Books with the 2nd grade artists I work with, this folding practice has been on my mind.

Natalie E. Sanchez

My starter collage took shape in the form of a box with a window and a sort of window shade. I collect little boxes in hopes of reusing them some day. This was the perfect opportunity!

Round 2, Before & After:

Round 3, BEFORE:

…I totally forgot to take a picture of the AFTER! oops!

Cynthia Nazari

Kim Cardoso

I’m using trimmings from the paper cutter. I made a the almost all white collage as my starter and can’t wait to see what happens to it. Color?! When I received the first collage in the round, I added the white paper scraps and white paint.

Gnesha

I was very excited to work on this collage when Cora passed forward the first image and title of her starter – a lot of space for creativity!
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Daniel Mc Keon

Sophie Blue’s Stage 4, new working title: “CALLING GROUND CONTROL”
Gnesha’s Stage 3, new working title: “THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED”

Cora de Lang

David Torres’s original, Stage 3
David’s original, stages 2 and 3

Roberta Fudim

Jaana Humlie
Jaana Humlie > Roberta Fudim

Almah LaVon Rice

Sheila Klotz

The black material collage was the first collage I received from an artist in California. I added the elephant from Waverly upholstery material. The second one I received was the square box. I added the bird, stamp, women, lion, rose and red mulberry paper behind the woman on the front side.

Lisa McElroy

I made this in one afternoon, a whirlwind beginning.

Shontee Diggs

My starter collage sent to Brian.

Clare Olivares

This is my starter collage sent to jori. Now I’m working on collage #2 sent from Afy. Excited to be participating with jori, Jennifer & Afy!

Eve De Ley

Stage-One ‘starter’ collage, above.
I was challenged by how to enter this collage as it’s colors were different than my palette and I wasn’t sure how to enter and honor this piece.
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Erin Lawrence

My starter collage and the mailing label I created for Toby.

Arantxa Clerencia

You are somewhere between love and fear.

Caren Andrews

Round 1: what I mailed out. Here we go…
Round 2: What arrived in my mailbox – 2 sided!
Round 2: What left my studio table via USPS…

Kim Allison

My start (above) and my first round of collaboration (below)

mac

For me, the geometric shapes and neon colors of Almah’s starter collage were reminiscent of the 80’s.
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Rachel Rosen

Round Two with my additions heading out to the next collaborator.

Raf Podowski

Starter collage.
Stage 2 of Mike Fusello’s Collage.

Morgan Hayes

The beginning of my principal collage!

Tobias Paige

Stage One Starter
Erin Lawrence, Stage Two

Andrea Mullarkey

I met one of my co-collaborators today.

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Kim Breit

After (Laura Heidotten, Stage Two)
Before (Laura Heidotten, Stage One)
Envelope

Stephanie Miller

Stage One Starter

Stacy Lande

Stage One Starter

Sanae

Stage One Starter

Helen Block

Stage One Starter

Daniel Mc Keon

Stage One Starter, working title “ENVELOPE”
David Torres, Stage Two

David Torres

Stage One Starter
Shane Gnesha, Stage Two
Sophie, Stage Three

Jill Russell

Jill Russell’s additions to Mike’s collage
Mike Johnson’s first collage

Emily Relf

Gnesha

Shane Gnesha, Stage One (front)
Shane Gnesha, Stage One (back)
Sophie’s Stage Two
Sophie’s Stage One

Andrea Mullarkey

I got a collage start and want to keep with my plan to move fast and not be too precious with materials. I’m a chronic overthinker and the start I received from Ruby and Kate challenged me.
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Jane Jarrett

First pass, on its way to Adrian. Portland, OR>Santa Rosa, CA

Rachel Rosen

Round one collage and secret instructions on their way to New York

Almah LaVon Rice

I didn’t know how to start my starter collage. 
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Lauren Broyles

The first collage came in 9/16/22 from Priscilla Otani in CA. It was sent in an “interoffice mail” envelope like we used to use at the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs 😂.
Inside, the collage was wrapped in another protective polka dot sleeve. I loved how she intentionally tore the collage and mended it with bandaids.
I added a sunflower in a bracelet “pot,” a frame around her black and white photo, and a colorful bird perched on the frame.

Jan Kather

While having my collage weighed for postage, I asked about new stamps and ended up buying this sheet of Title IX stamps!

Deborah e

This was created on Amazon packaging, I love to use recycled materials in my work and I thought this would be a fun material to create on since we are doing a postal project. I like to create female archetypes in my work as well . So I included on in this collage.

Roberta Fudim

Collage round 1.

Jill Russell

Jill Russell 1st pass to Edmund Burke

Cora de Lang

Otro Black Angel

Daniel Mc Keon

My Starter Collage Titled “ENVELOPE” on its way to Cora de Lang in Spain.

Pam Woolway

All I need is a snoozy dog, a chill soundtrack (thank you Gillian Welch) and a shaded table overflowing with collage fodder.

Rachel Tirosh

In the process of cutting the edges of music sheets, I noticed the long bare papers resting on the table. They reminded me of fallen trees. Like the saying “if a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound?

Barbara Christopher

Childlike fun which ended in sadness

Priscilla Otani

Cynthia Nazari

1st time participating-excited to see what comes back in a few months.

Errin Ironside

This is my first time participating in the Postal Collage Project and I’m super excited to see how it goes. Here are some images of my initiation piece.
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Andrea Mullarkey

It’s a boardbook. That I took the slick pages off of. Then painted with watercolors. And drilled some tiny holes in. I was so taken with the pieces that came out of my first round table collage that weren’t just sheets of paper. I hope my co-creators don’t mind it’s a little extra thick and bulky.
I want to be more intuitive and make move quickly through stages so even though I don’t have the address for my recipient yet I started.

Patricia Prieto Blanco

Starter – 7th Sep 2022

Paige Tuhey

@collageral_damage

Excited with initiation. I intended to create a rather abstract background for the collaborators to play on, but somehow this came out…