We're excited to have some new unique art on the walls at Clarity. This time around, Marissa Raglin has brought us some cool collage pieces.
Here is Marissa with a little about herself:
I explore form and space in minimalistic, ethereal collage works on paper. Creating with images removed from vintage magazines, books, and postcards, I favor the endless assemblages of collage imagery. To maintain the integrity of the original found images, I do not manipulate my findings; I simply remove them from their surroundings. I emphasize negative space in my works to allow the selected images room for conversation. The crisp background acts as a springboard for the detail and fusion of the combined images.
I am an artist who thrives in process. I gather, remove, deconstruct, and arrange, in that order. I am drawn to expressive faces, women, color, landscape and pattern. As a part of my work, I focus on the story that develops between the images. I determine color and shapes that complement the primary figure and communicate the narrative. I attempt to balance the collages with sharp and fluid lines. With differing images, it is important to me that the work is viewed as one and is employing one voice.