Colleen Maloney
Sweet PeaPoplars at SteamboatLeaves and SeedsSprouts and Clouds
Germination Series
These collages are based on images from nature, specifically a plant’s growth cycle. I bring together diverse textures, vibrant colors and organic shapes through various print process. This results in a visual world where exactness collides with looseness, negative and positive shapes co-exist and split complimentary colors play together. When I collage, I set for myself a framework of opposing forces from which to find balance. It is within this duality of terms (spontaneous/planned, curvy/straight, edgy/contented) where I find the work most interesting.