I finished this piece for the Art Center’s Annual Art Auction. Each year this fund-raiser is held in Grand Junction at our Art Center to raise much needed funds for the organization’s art and education programming.
It is a collage on cradled wood board, 22 inches wide by 36 inches long. The retail price is $1800.00. My reserve at the auction is $900.00
This piece of art depicts Mt. Garfield, the shale mountain that overlooks Palisade, Colorado and the entire Grand Valley. I used grocery store newspaper inserts with photos of fruit and other promotional material about the Grand Valley as a base. That bottom layer is covered with painted tissue paper, paint and other random materials. I give the whole piece two or three coats of UV varnish as a final protective layer.
Update: This piece sold at the auction for $1300.00