Shelly Collins's Changing Colors
December 3, 2004 - January 22, 2005
Collins is a mosaic, mixed media artist specializing in custom mosaic, mixed media works for residential, commercial, and public settings. Collins' choice of vibrant colors and placement of shapes in Changing Colors was reflective of her background in painting and design. Her mosaics are modeled after things in nature, such as vegetation and seashells, and are embellished with small found objects that allude to memories and the passing of time. Within each elaborate piece, the formal elements of beauty prevail.
"In this body of work, Changing Colors, I have focused on expressing my enthusiasm for shape and color, and combined it with simple designs inspired mostly by organic forms. For me, mosaic was a natural transition from my painting style. I can combine my knowledge of line and form in a multidimensional medium while still utilizing elements of formal design and bold color.
My choice of vibrant colors and placement of shapes are reflective of my background in painting and design. These assemblage pieces are modeled after things in nature such as vegetation and seashells and are embellished with small found objects that allude to memories and all of life's changes that come with the passing of time."
- Shelly Collins, artist