OM.2012.051 - Judith Monroe - USA - Mixed Media Collage
The twenty-first century artist has been freed from the restraints of a single medium, allowing us to explore the world in a truly creative way. Each is able to come to their artwork from an individual point and add or subtract media that suits the expression and viewpoint desired. Even as the move to electronic media removes tactile elements and separates humans physically, there is a growing attraction to the multi-layered, highly textured artworks that bring us back together and anchor the human experience in a physical space. My own works begin with black and white photographs adhered onto two or three dimensional substrates; I add found objects, collage elements and layers of color and texture, like the cumulative memories and moments of life that project onto a single moment of time.