Starting with magazine pages, photos, text and advertising, I tear and fold until I have a mirrored, fabric-like material. I am thinking about the physicality of reading, rereading, memory, erasure, uncovering and revealing new forms. I’m attuned to an annual edition of leaves that fall from the trees. If the leaves stay on wooded paths, by spring they may be on their way to becoming lace. New patterns and structures open up to movement and new life.

this time tomorrow acrylic with magazine pages on canvas 40 x 30″ 2017

Tarot  acrylic and mixed media with magazine pages on canvas 36 x 36″ 2018

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

Armagnac acrylic with magazine pages on canvas 30 x 40″ 2015

 

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Eolica acrylic with magazine pages on canvas, diptych, 60  x 40″ 2015 (private collection, NJ)

 

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

Melilla and Almeria acrylic and mixed media with magazine pages on canvas each 40 x 30″ 2011 (private collection, CA)

 

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

flowerpower acrylic with magazine pages on canvas 24 x 20″ 2015

 

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

The Dew-Soaked Hedge acrylic with magazine pages on canvas  24 x 20″ 2015  (private collection, NJ)

 

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

The Resemblance  acrylic and mixed media with magazine pages on canvas 36 x 48″  2011

 

(c) Eva Mantell 2015

Impossible Quilt  magazine pages and glue on linen  44 x 56″  2011

 

 

© Eva Mantell 2018