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Collage Art Storytelling
by Marjolyn van der Hart
Welcome to my Memory Art Girl Store!
Let the Past inspire your Present!
For many of us, our identity is tied to memories from our childhood. There are moments when we see an image, and we are taken to another time and place. One that seemed simpler. My goal is to find these triggers of memory. However, I also try to find a way to give us a deeper sense of who we are today by using these images from the past. By doing this, there is a bridge between the vintage style and a modern perspective. What is old becomes new. A contemporary vision of our reality.
Each image creates a cluster of thoughts, a memory or idea that takes you into another place. This place references the past, as though to take you out of the uncertain/unknown present and into romantic glory days that creates a nostalgic twinge.
The nostalgia is an entry point to understand and deepen your awareness of your present life. Themes of love, empowerment and escape play a part in the stories. For the romantic who enjoys nostalgia, these pieces brings a depth of meaning of how the past can enable you to enjoy the present.
Stories develop by using found photos, vintage advertising, stills from classic films, music scores, and snippets of poetry. Narratives evolve as moments of images are placed together. As the images collage, stories present themselves and memory becomes a binding force. Yet each image is interpreted in the context of Today.
For the past thirty years I have traveled throughout the US and shown my work at various juried artfairs and galleries. Educated at the New York Studio Program at Parsons School of Art in NYC and Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. I also have a degree in Mass Communications in Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. This initial degree taught me to look at the meaning of images and how they effect our world. Using this knowledge, this body of work developed to find ways to use Pop Cultural references and create stories that relate to our present day experience.
I currently live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband and two kids. My studio is downtown Toronto, however, I travel a great deal throughout the United States and bring my Art to different Art Fairs throughout the US.
I know that you want your home to be a place where inspiration can be a way to withstand the demands of daily life. This art does this. It can enrich, empower and create a space that makes you feel fulfilled and connected. I understand that it is difficult to find art that speaks on a deeper, meaningful level. However, by finding the perfect piece of art, whether it be an original, or a print, this art will nurture and enrich you in an immeasurable way.
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Fine art giclee prints digitally capture the original work. They are printed on heavyweight canvas using archival inks, and museum gallery wrapped on 1.5" stretcher bars. Fine art prints are a textured 100% acid free, heavyweight, white watercolor paper. Ready for matting and framing of the client's own choice. Art prints are shipped direct to the client from the Print Company in Austin Texas
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