Farm Machinery Collages

Sometimes the artist stumbles upon a subject that just lights up the creative passions. On the Box-R Ranch near my studio, I found old machinery put out to pasture. I did not think my usual mediums of watercolor or acrylic worked to capture the ingeniousness of these early tools. Collage seemed a more graphic medium and better suited to the task.
These collages are made from archival paper printed and dyed with permanent pigments. After 20 years, these collages have maintained their color despite being exposed to light. They are totally original in every way.
Note: all sizes are given in inches, horizontal measurement first.
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