Shaun Kardinal - Collages
01 February 2011
I have fallen in love this week - step forward Shaun Kardinal of Seattle, because your collage work using old promotional lithographs are very marvellous.
Mr Kardinal, of the fair town of Seattle - is a multi-talented artist and has his fingers in many a pie by the looks of his website. I like his photos of buildings too, but he must have mellowed over time because they are quite bleak in comparison to these collages which are newer work I think.
Given my great fascination for things vintage and souvenir, plus I like sewing (and don't get me started on bridges) - it's hardly surprising that these pieces appeal to me. The circles are very neat, controlled and restrained but at the same time there's a kind of chaos there that makes me want to look more closely. Like there is some cellular or petri-dish growth going on, infecting our memories of these places. Enough of the waffle, the work speaks for itself.