reverse collage
"Pal Series"
mixed media on plexiglas, 6"x6" each, 2009
In 1997 I started creating collages on plexiglas. I called these works reverse collages*. Unlike traditional collages, which build up from the bottom, a reverse collage is done on plexiglas from the front to back. I often etch imagery into the plexiglas as well. I also use acrylic paint which gives the feel of Victorian glass painting. The other media includes wax, sandpaper, wire and plastic.
*I believe I was the first to use the term reverse collage. If you know of an earlier reference, please let me know. There is also an unnecessary product out there now called Reverse Collage Glue (see my blog for the story).

click here for earlier reverse collages