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 Collages 1968-1975     Read about the series

Hand Painted Collages,1970

Collage Novels:
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Flying Lessons
Locus Solus Saturated Scenes

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Locus Solus
 
1972

Saved At Last
1972

Ragnarok
1974
(Collection of the Museo-Fundacion Granell,
 Santiago de Compostela)

Putrefaction Ritual
  1971

Comet Scene
1972

Ondines
1971

Vindication of Species
1972




Moment of Illumination
1979

Venus on the Moon
1974

Dance of the Infidels
1974



Sea Story
1973


Migration
1973


                                                        My work first came to critical and public attention in Canada with collage,usually made from  illustrations in old books on science,     
                                                        physical culture encyclopedias and magazines. I often used photographic sources combined with coloured or black and
                                                        white illustrations from old books. This use of materials was different from artists like Kurt Shwitters or Picasso,
                                                        who were more concerned with the textural and assemblage qualities of collage. I was more influenced by the hallucinatory
                                                        qualities
, especially the collage work of  Max Ernst and also, as in the paintings of  Rene Magritte, the visual pun.

                                                        These collages appear in productions such as, Saturated Scenes (Intermedia Press 1973), and on the covers of  books, cassettes and LP
                                                        record covers, plus in limited edition prints. The 1971 suite of  collages, The Black Arts in Antilla, was originally published in the
                                                        periodical Lodgisticks in 1975. More recently my collages were featured in the 1997 book, Mad Boys, by Vancouver poet, Jamie Reid
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                                                        published by Coach House Press, Toronto.



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