Paint on Paper Collage

Little Demons, The Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

​​​​​Elise Margolis 

Tipping Point  22" x 30" Gouache, Acrylic, Paste & Fine Art Paper

This series continues my method of deconstructing and re-assembling my paintings and collages. This process allows me to reconnect with my own inspiration and allows the newly imagined works to grow and to breathe outside of their original forms.

In doing this, I feel that I’m continuing in the tradition of William S. Burroughs, who believed that once created, artwork of any sort had an innate life and spirit whose DNA was strong enough to maintain its true spirit and identity even when re-arranged or re-configured. It’s a tradition that has been explored in writing as in Burroughs’ cut-up technique and in music, with David Bowie using the method to create some of his lyrics.