Gail McCoy




Gail McCoy
Sun Prairie, WI
Paper Collage

"My collages are created from pages from National Geographic magazines using an innovative process. I move the ink with a citrus solvent. What was a realistic photo now becomes abstracted patterns of color. I sort through hundreds of this altered pages to find the proper effects for a particular piece. The cranes, moons and grasses are cut from the same pages. Next, I paint acid free tissue paper with watercolor and matte medium. I cut and tear horizon lines and sky flecks from the enhanced tissue. All is coated with matte medium and sprayed with UV protectant adding water resistance."


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