BARBARA OLSEN
Featured Artist in March 2004
Regret for the Past is a Waste of the Present

10 x 8 mixed media collage

"A while back I found an old grocery store ledger dated 1891 in a antique store outside of Lake Chatauqua. At the time I did not know what I would use it for but the nature of it intrigued me. It has lingered on a shelf for over 1 years. I pulled it out the other day and decided to collage a page or so onto a canvas board using Golden Gel medium to be background for my next painting, I thought. I had no idea what would come next. I rummaged through my paper collection pulling different pieces out and fiddling with color and texture, then I saw the button with the linen thread attached and thought what a great belt it would make. That was the beginning for the body. The phrase came next, "Regret for the Past is a Waste of The Present." It took a while to find the clock face but once I did I knew I had a special piece in the making and then everything else came easy."

 

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Featured Artists

2004

Marlene Coble
Barbara Olsen
Lori Ann Baker-Corelis
Tom Douglass
Bryce Ritter & Son
K. William Kautz
Marta Urban
Jonathan Kline
Stacey Bear
Vaughn and Stephanie Rawson
Lori C. Mitchell

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