November 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
I finally received my very own numbered/signed print by mixed media and collage artist Brandi Strickland. I’ve been wanting it for well over a year, waiting in the name of a concerted effort to limit my print purchases. I need to stop accumulating mailing tubes and actually go get art properly framed, but the process is so damn expensive. Especially since so many of the pieces I want are nonstandardly sized. But, a lot of Strickland’s work comes 8.5×11″ so maybe I won’t have to wait too long for the second.
From the artist’s site:
“brandi strickland is a 26 year-old collage and mixed-media artist based out of floyd, va. she grew up in north carolina and graduated with a ba in studio art in 2007 from queens university of charlotte.
she creates small-scale works of art using techniques of hand-cut collage, painting, and drawing. her compositions range from simple and impactful to sweepingly ambitious and hyper-detailed. even while manipulating found images, she manages to create enveloping, otherworldly landscapes. although collage often lends itself to a certain cleverness, her pieces remain heartfelt and revelatory.
there is a narrative quality to her work that explores the human condition. she assimilates myth and metaphor with the mundane and everyday to create images which depict incarnation, ascension, love, struggle, disasters, initiations, illuminations, transitions, celebrations, separations, epic journeys, and long-awaited arrivals.”
White Mountain (Dis mine now.)