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Wonder: My Paper Collage Portrait Collection

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My paper collage portraits

I just finished my 7 paper collage portraits. Each of them has a little “wink” in them about the subject of identity. I’ve had a lot of fun exploring bold colors, textures, and ideas in this group. What makes us who we are? How do we see ourselves? How do others see us? And how do we reconcile the differences within us?

From the upper left corner, the collage titles are:

Inspire the Future
Always Pay Your Rent
The Best Things
A Certain Recognition
Don’t Crack Under Pressure
Writer in Transit
Mrs. President

I really like this art form and I’m thinking of ideas for a much larger piece with a greater variety of materials.

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About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business skills to support passion projects that build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I split my time between New York City and Washington, D.C. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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4 thoughts on “Wonder: My Paper Collage Portrait Collection

  1. So evocative and visually striking, Christa! What size/scale? You’re getting my creative juices going…

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    Posted by mdeutschmtl | February 18, 2016, 1:36 pm
    • Thanks so much, Mike. So far, I’ve done two collections – one is 8X8 and another is 8X10. I want to work on some bigger canvases next. These are all done with recycled magazines and mod podge on very inexpensive box canvases that I buy through Amazon.com. Absolutely love it.

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      Posted by Christa Avampato | February 18, 2016, 1:58 pm
  2. Fantastic creations, Christa! Great Titles! Love the colors.

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    Posted by Jan Schaper | February 18, 2016, 9:42 pm

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