I've been working on a new series of mixed media pieces I call "Every Story is a Love Story". Each piece in this series measures 2.5" x 3.5" (unframed) and may include drawings in pen, ink, charcoal, and/or gouache on a background of recycled vintage book pages. Some of the pieces include elements of traditional collage and all include found text.
The text is mostly found poetry; bits and pieces of existing text I've re-worked to create a new original poem or very short story. The Academy of American Poets describes found poetry as "... the literary equivalent of a collage."
I have visions of creating thousands of these pieces. And perhaps I will. For now I have completed a dozen or so.
Several of the Love Stories will be included in an upcoming exhibit at MN Center for Book Arts: Parts of a Whole: New Work by Members of MCBA Artist Community. The exhibit will be open from August 16th - October 20th, 2013 in the main gallery at MCBA. An opening reception is planned for Friday August 16th, 2013.