MARIA TERMINI

Collage

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My work in collage emerged

from the process of tearing and

cutting up silkscreen prints I had

made.  I was mesmerized by the

act of moving the new pieces

around and re-combining them

ways I could never imagine were

I to use paper and pencil to plan

things ahead of time.  I was

delighted to create a new world

of rich color and fantastic shapes

where flowers grew to extremes,

fruit and plants flourished

extravagantly, and the

landscape became drenched in

warm, vibrant color and lush

with heat and snow sometimes

at the same time. In these

places released from my

imagination, dancers flew about

purple skies surrounded by

leaves and stars, and small

patterned squares danced in

paper quilts and anything was

possible. It was like jazz in color.