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found object paintings

found object paintings by marie morgan

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(detail upper right**)

Autumn Tales

Mixed Media* on cradled board

(30" x 48" x 8")



  • Upper, left to right: postage stamps - Indiana statehood 1816, John Foster (1648-1681), West Virginia 1863, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Cherokee Strip; ginkgo leaf with cholla cactus spine; Mary Cassatt children behind wire; tea bags encasing Chinese coins, feathers.

  • (Detail**): Stamps - Martin Ramirez, artist (1895-1963), Emancipation Proclamation 1863, Lunar New Year, Chinese coins, antique-style script 'flames', seed pods of silk & lentils; feathers.

  • Lower, left to right: stamps - Bryce Canyon, Ocelot, Acadia National Park, Jackson Pollack, Adolph Gottlieb, Nebraska statehood 1867; rusted zinc washers, burlap, acrylic pour; found bird nest with Hatch chilis; cholla cactus spines with black-eyes peas nested in packing materials; globe sticker behind wire.

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Lines in Translation
Narrative on USPS stamps*
(18" x 24" x 1 1/2")

*John Foster (1648-1681), "Portrait of Richard Mather" ca. 1670.  This woodcut is thought to be the first produced in America.  Its strong silhouette and patterns of light and dark well suit the austerity of this early Puritan minister with his eyeglasses and Bible in hand. [Princeton University Library]

Franz Kline (1910-1962), "Mahoning" 1956.  Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Kline became a leader in the abstract expressionist movement.

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Badlands, Esmeralda County*
Mixed Media on cradled board
(20" x 20") 

*Repurposed photo by Jackson Frishman


Mixed Media on cradled board
(48" x 18" x 6" deep)

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Bound Treasure
Mixed Media on cradled board
(6" x 6" x 1 1/2")

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Winter Tales

Mixed media* on cradled boards

(30" x 18" x 6", with 8" x 6" x 6" [attaches to wall separately] - total 30" x 27" x 6")



  • Background: Handmade paper, fabric collage, acrylic paint.

  • Upper right: Handknit sweater, cholla cactus spine.

  • Middle: Gift box with holiday wishes & Tokyo address; Japanese characters: "Gift."

  • Lower: Abstracted nativity scene, clay with "Navidad" matchbook on easel; mirror reflects feathers on backs of figures; refrigerator magnet - 'winter'.

  • Sheep on shelf observing nativity; loofa sponges, twigs, paper & ink.

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Really Old, Old People, et. al*
Mixed media on cradled board
(20" x 20")


*Historic Note: The eight people in a boat (lower right, ceramic) was discovered on the island of Cyprus, probably crafted between 2000-1600 BCE. The piece now resides at The Louvre in France.

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Black-eyed Peas
Mixed media (found objects on re-purposed wood tray)
(11 5/8" x 11 5/8" x 2")

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Recycle your Packing Material
Mixed media on cradled board
(12" x 12")

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All Together - 1, 2, 3 (wall sculpture)
Loofah sponges, acrylic, on board
(16" x 20" x 2")

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