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Original Montage/Collage by Mary Helen Horty. Hand signed by the artist. Ounted to thick artist's.Mat Size: 34" x 26". Image Size: 25-1/2" x 19-1/2". Mat has a few minor dings in it. 100 percent guarantee of authenticity. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Please feel free to send us a message.
Mary Helen Horty's exploration of various art mediums began in the artistic environment of Cranbrook Academy of Art, where her husband received his Master's Degree in Architecture. Her initiation to art in 1948 with ceramics and in subsequent years with weaving and oils gave way to her enthusiastic discovery of collage. She knew she had found her medium. Since then she has limited her materials exclusively to paper; therefore, the term montage is a more exact description of her work. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and had also studied at the Minnesota Museum of Art.
Extensive independent study in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and the Orient continually freshened her approach to art and also provided many of the papers for her montages. It was part of her mischievous nature to enjoy looking the part of a grey-haired suburbanite and then surprise viewers with the scope of an imagination that creates mysterious, surreal, and witty art. I use reproductions of previous art works and re-use existing printed images from papers of all kinds to create provocative reinterpretations and juxtapositions.The placement of these found images comes from free association and imagination, resulting in montages which are pictures of my mind's eye and not of my physical eye. Wit and satire are also important ingredients, believed Horty. These should be more prevalent in the visual arts and not be regarded as exclusive to written and performing arts. The ability to laugh and to provoke laughter is creative, a process I enjoy sharing with my viewers.
Add a map to your own listings. The item "Mary Helen Horty Interplay Between Life and Art Original Paper Collage/Montage" is in sale since Thursday, June 6, 2013. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "american_design_ltd" and is located in Aurora, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.