FOUND OBJECT PAINTINGS

found object paintings by Marie Morgan

Badlands, Esmeralda County*

Mixed Media on cradled board

(20" x 20") 

$600

*Repurposed photo by Jackson Frishman www.frishmanphoto.smugmug.com/portfolio/great-basin

Bound Treasure

Mixed Media on cradled board

(6" x 6" x 1 1/2")

$50

Recycle your Packing Material

Mixed media on cradled board

(12" x 12")

$225

Lines in Translation

Narrative on USPS stamps*

(18" x 24" x 1 1/2")

$600

*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.

Black-eyed Peas

Mixed media (found objects on re-purposed wood tray)

(11 5/8" x 11 5/8" x 2")

$225

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")

$800

*Materials

  • 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.

All Together - 1, 2, 3 (wall sculpture)

Loofah sponges, acrylic, on board

(16" x 20" x 2")

$375

Aaron Douglas with Crane

Mixed Media on cradled board

(12" x 16") 

$250

Armadillo, et.al

Mixed media on cradled board

(20" x 20")

$550

(detail upper right**)

Autumn Tales

Mixed Media* on cradled board

(30" x 48" x 8")

$1800

*Materials

  • 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.

(detail lower left)

The Safest Place to Hide is in the Duck-Blind

Diptych - Narrative in USPS stamp: John James Audubon (1785-1851) Long Billed Curlew, Numenius Longirostris, 1834.

(20" x 16" x 5 1/2" and 12" x 12" x 1 1/2") 

(overall 29 1/2" wide)

$800