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The Constant Gatherer

James Michael Starr

"artists", "mixed media"Katie Runnels3 Comments
I came across mixed media/found object artist, James Michael Starr before the holidays and have been thinking about his work ever since. His statement:
I find the aged and battered objects commonly employed in assemblage and collage to be both beautiful and moving, but am weary of their tendency, as art mediums, to take themselves so seriously. I hope to tweak that somberness and agenda, and make works that are more accessible, by evoking frivolous imagery from our collective consciousness.

Dream Girl
(2009) 22 x 15 x 13 in.
Fiberglass bust, rotogravure book and newspaper photos, wood base


Mem
(2008) 40 x 13 x 18 inches
Globe, brass ball, terra cotta ball, steel bracket, cord

Narrow Gate
(2008) 28 x 22 x 3 inches
Wood columns, book covers and illustrations, steel


Dad
(2008) 16 x 5 x 4 inches
Steel and wood trowel, photographic print

Sixty Six
(2009) 20 x 13.25 x 4 inches
Croquet ball, decorative trim, steel

The Day I Felt I Had Enough
(2007) 12" x 9”
Collage of lithographed book images on canvas


The Day I Didn't Matter
(2007) 12" x 9”
Collage of lithographed book images on canvas


The Day I Burned Inside
(2007) 12" x 9”
Collage of lithographed book images on canvas

The Day I Dared Not Rise
(2007) 12" x 9”
Collage of lithographed book images on canvas