Insufficiently Wrapped

Insufficiently Wrapped, collage, by Karen Koch“Insufficiently Wrapped” plays on the envelope theme with an image that couldn’t be contained.

I liked the idea of a neat and tidy envelope spilling messy contents all over the place.

Envelopes are meant to contain, but sometimes they just can’t hold it in anymore.

The envelope is made from a magazine image that I altered with solvent, then painted with transparent gold paint. The button is not real – it’s a sticker.

Title: Insufficiently Wrapped, Envelop/e Series
Size: 14 x 11 inches on paper, mounted on 20 x 16 inch canvas
Medium: Collage, with maps, old book pages, yarn, altered images, tissue, ink
Signed: On the back
Exhibits: “Delivering Stories” at the BOX Gallery, Akron

 

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