after picking up a big box of old silverware at a yard sale a few weeks back, i've been trying to think of some ways to incorporate it into my art. and so here is my first attempt. it is a collage called "eat." i took an old piece of art that i found at another yard sale, a long time ago, and flipped it over, so that the back of the canvas would create a natural frame. then i gessoed the whole thing, and that did a ton of painting to create the look and colors i wanted, a sort of wash from green to blue, speckled with blacks, oranges, yellows, and purples, on a very textured background. i also collaged the frame part with old food advertisements from the 1940's (from life magazines) and painted over them them as well. then, i painted the silverware a bit, just to give it some depth and texture, and then affixed it to the canvas using gel medium. i put a finishing coat on it, and affixed hanging hardware to the back (which used to be the front of an
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