original collages

Spring 2011 by Alyson Khan

Big Collage Commission by Alyson Khan

[slideshow]Here is a photo of the commission piece I created for a client's office. It will hang above a beautiful couch that is a deep brown with purplish undertones. There are two green-gold accent chairs in the space as well. This piece was based off a mini collage in the previous post. I am really happy with it and now feel confident to continue working larger scale with collage elements.

Return to Truth - New Work 2010 by Alyson Khan

These are the newest larger scale works.

I am also steadily creating 100 new small pieces...visit my "Journal" to view the latest little ones...

Artist Statement

How we position ourselves in relation to the Self, others, and the world shifts hourly, daily, and season by season. Sometimes we reach a state of real stability, other times we are nearly crumbling. It is a balancing act. There is a space and location however, that is constant and stable if only we would sit still long enough. The space is somewhere near the heart. Here intuition and inspiration sound as bells, signaling for our remembering and return to truth. Then we know which seeds we will sow, we commune with Calling, and inhale.

The use of simple shapes reminds me of the simple things in life and the things we do in repetition and rhythm that help maintain a stabilized existence. These repetitive acts ultimately create our personal rituals. I work with color as it relates to emotion and do my best to respect the quality of each hue.

The materials I use to create the collages are vinyl wallpaper, painted papers, foils, and acrylic paint. I cut each shape by hand and arrange them until they make sense.

New Work - Fall 2009 by Alyson Khan

These are the latest works...they will be showing at DenverCORE (6th & Inca) for November. Group Show with Jennifer Mosquera and Reed Weimer. mixed media collages, 9 x 9 inches, $65 each

Santa Fe - 2009 by Alyson Khan

This format of the 4 x 7 inch canvas is very satisfying to work on right now. It is fun and the pieces are affordable. I am loving working with all kinds of papers--wallpaper, foils, book pages, found papers, etc...I have been using more cutting tools besides the scissors. It is challenging to work in the small area...some of these are definitely blueprints for larger works in the future.