Beside the Lake
McCoy’s beautiful, serene landscapes are paper collage. These art pieces start as images from National Geographic Magazines which have been altered with a acid solution which moves the inks around the page creating beautiful abstract backgrounds. The cranes, suns, moons and grasses are then hand-cut out of paper and then assembled into these tranquil scenes. The work symbolizes peace, hope, and healing.
6'' x 12''
About the Artist
Gail McCoy’s collages are created from pages of National Geographic magazines using an innovative process. She manipulates the ink on the page with a citrus solution. Then what was a realistic photo becomes abstract patterns of color and texture. She then sorts through hundreds of these altered pages to find the perfect pairings for a dynamic landscape. McCoy focuses her work on cranes as they are a universal symbol of peace, hope and healing.
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