Mixed Media On Paper

These works incorporate enlargements of snapshots using the color copier and acrylic medium to produce transparent collage that blends with background washes. This shortcut to silkscreen or lithographic printing of photo imagery is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's  Combines of the 60's and later works on paper. Photo imagery is combined with watercolor, loose gestural painting and relief printing in acrylic.                                                                                                                                                 In 1999 SFMOMA acquired Rauschenberg's Hiccups (1978), a series of small works on paper connected by zippers, which inspired Zip-Ups.