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Hotel Series

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Hotel Series

from 40.00

Started in 2014, this series of collaged hotels includes the Delano, the Mirage, and a resort beachfront in Aruba. Each collage includes hundreds of tiny pieces of paper as well as dimensional aspects like string, beads, sticks, and cord. The Mirage and Aruba collages took approximately 150 hours each to complete. The Delano original is much larger and took close to 300 hours. The Delano original sold in 2017 to an excited collector from the Twin Cities. Read more below: 

Available Originals-

Aruba/$950/ 15x10.5 inches with 1.5 inch green matting, textured and raised behind glass/ framed in black by Steve at FastFrame in Minneapolis

The Mirage, Las Vegas/ $450/ 12 x 9.5 inches with 1.5 inch royal blue matting, textured and raised behind glass/ framed in black by Steve at FastFrame in Minneapolis. 

Available Reproductions-

16x24 Delano Hotel reproductions/ $80/ numbered and limited to 100 with 2 inch border on sides, 1.5 on top and bottom/ high color on archival paper (shown framed in a white)

12x18 Aruba reproductions/$40/ numbered and limited to 100 with 1 inch border/ brightly colored on weighted paper

Hotel Series

Aruba

The first of the three- this original is based off a photo a friend took while vacationing in Aruba. The long-haired woman in the picture is the first person portrayed in a high-density collage, and started the process of using all different skin colors from pictures of models in magazines. The purse she is carrying was created by first making a long braid out of string, then weaving it together in the shape of the handbag. 

The hotels in the background are made of layered construction paper, and the sky above is created with blue paint samples. The cabanas in the foreground are made out of fine-paper and outlined using broken pieces of an (unused) pet-store toy.  The wood was dried and now that it’s covered in glue seems to have holding power. The reproductions include the shadow from these pieces of wood so look textured and raised although they are printed flat. 

This original was scanned and is reproduced by Terry at Artist’s Resource in Northeast, where his ever-improving technology is paving the way for textured reproductions. Currently Aruba is available online on paper at 12x18 inches, though custom ordered canvas and metal reproductions are available and look beautiful. 

The Delano Hotel

Completed in 2015 right before an art show staged in her apartment, this Delano original took much longer than any other original before. From start to finish, this original took almost 300 hours, and really was never finished. Originally there was going to be a nameplate for the hotel on the lower left corner, but when the piece had to get to the framers it was never assembled in time. A circus scene from an old Madeleine book holds its place forever now. 

As well and hundreds of pieces of paper and many laters, this work incorporates string and cord much more than any previous original had- mostly to help with the straight lines- as well as add the texture to the front of this art-deco hotel. The palm trees that line the street are made from hand-cut pieces of paper and assembled by hand. The furthest back palm tree is a true sticker, included to demonstrate the different between the artist-made palms, and the manufactured one. A few fun stickers also adorn the front of the hotel, and a small string of pearls pulled from a gingerbread house was added to the facade last minute.   

The Delano original was sold in 2017 to a collector in Minnesota, but a limited number of archival reproductions are still available.

The Mirage

The photo this collage is based on had a large glare with almost a rainbow reflection along the side- which added to the overall composition of the photo. Attempting to recreate the photo using high-density collage, this original was completed in 2015 and has been added to with minor embellishments over the last year.

There is a lot of texture in this piece, from the layered glitter paper in the corners, to the stacked and painted beads used to make the waves in the waterfall fountain. Cork-board was cut-down for the rocks in the waterfall as well as added to the path and fencing at the front to raise the fence slightly. The top of the hotel portrays the advertisement for the Cirque Du Soleil show Love at the Mirage, and gold leaf and beads were added to the signage to make it pop. 

This original does not come out of shows every often, and spent a long time in the artist’s studio. While more Las Vegas hotels will be added to the hotel series very soon- this piece had only one reproduction made and there are no plans for future prints.

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Started in 2014, this series of collaged hotels includes the Delano, the Mirage, and a resort beachfront in Aruba. Each collage includes hundreds of tiny pieces of paper as well as dimensional aspects like string, beads, sticks, and cord. The Mirage and Aruba collages took approximately 150 hours each to complete. The Delano original is much larger and took close to 300 hours. The Delano original sold in 2017 to an excited collector from the Twin Cities. Read more below: 

Available Originals-

Aruba/$950/ 15x10.5 inches with 1.5 inch green matting, textured and raised behind glass/ framed in black by Steve at FastFrame in Minneapolis

The Mirage, Las Vegas/ $450/ 12 x 9.5 inches with 1.5 inch royal blue matting, textured and raised behind glass/ framed in black by Steve at FastFrame in Minneapolis. 

Available Reproductions-

16x24 Delano Hotel reproductions/ $80/ numbered and limited to 100 with 2 inch border on sides, 1.5 on top and bottom/ high color on archival paper (shown framed in a white)

12x18 Aruba reproductions/$40/ numbered and limited to 100 with 1 inch border/ brightly colored on weighted paper

Hotel Series

Aruba

The first of the three- this original is based off a photo a friend took while vacationing in Aruba. The long-haired woman in the picture is the first person portrayed in a high-density collage, and started the process of using all different skin colors from pictures of models in magazines. The purse she is carrying was created by first making a long braid out of string, then weaving it together in the shape of the handbag. 

The hotels in the background are made of layered construction paper, and the sky above is created with blue paint samples. The cabanas in the foreground are made out of fine-paper and outlined using broken pieces of an (unused) pet-store toy.  The wood was dried and now that it’s covered in glue seems to have holding power. The reproductions include the shadow from these pieces of wood so look textured and raised although they are printed flat. 

This original was scanned and is reproduced by Terry at Artist’s Resource in Northeast, where his ever-improving technology is paving the way for textured reproductions. Currently Aruba is available online on paper at 12x18 inches, though custom ordered canvas and metal reproductions are available and look beautiful. 

The Delano Hotel

Completed in 2015 right before an art show staged in her apartment, this Delano original took much longer than any other original before. From start to finish, this original took almost 300 hours, and really was never finished. Originally there was going to be a nameplate for the hotel on the lower left corner, but when the piece had to get to the framers it was never assembled in time. A circus scene from an old Madeleine book holds its place forever now. 

As well and hundreds of pieces of paper and many laters, this work incorporates string and cord much more than any previous original had- mostly to help with the straight lines- as well as add the texture to the front of this art-deco hotel. The palm trees that line the street are made from hand-cut pieces of paper and assembled by hand. The furthest back palm tree is a true sticker, included to demonstrate the different between the artist-made palms, and the manufactured one. A few fun stickers also adorn the front of the hotel, and a small string of pearls pulled from a gingerbread house was added to the facade last minute.   

The Delano original was sold in 2017 to a collector in Minnesota, but a limited number of archival reproductions are still available.

The Mirage

The photo this collage is based on had a large glare with almost a rainbow reflection along the side- which added to the overall composition of the photo. Attempting to recreate the photo using high-density collage, this original was completed in 2015 and has been added to with minor embellishments over the last year.

There is a lot of texture in this piece, from the layered glitter paper in the corners, to the stacked and painted beads used to make the waves in the waterfall fountain. Cork-board was cut-down for the rocks in the waterfall as well as added to the path and fencing at the front to raise the fence slightly. The top of the hotel portrays the advertisement for the Cirque Du Soleil show Love at the Mirage, and gold leaf and beads were added to the signage to make it pop. 

This original does not come out of shows every often, and spent a long time in the artist’s studio. While more Las Vegas hotels will be added to the hotel series very soon- this piece had only one reproduction made and there are no plans for future prints.