Tar Paper Collages

Artwork by Laura Lein-Svencner.

Artist Laura Lein-Svencner is always exploring new ways to apply her style of collaging to different surfaces. Recently she was exposed to tar paper. That is one of the surfaces used for work currently on exhibit at The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma.

Call it “less is more” or minimalist art, but the Tar Paper Series is made to travel well and hang anywhere two nails can be applied. No glass or frames are needed.

The other series on display is the Stacking Rocks Series. “It was created from my own personal love of rocks. Every time I come up to the Door County area I’m drawn to the shoreline first. When I’m finished stacking I like to photograph the stacked sculpture. Using my photographs as references I create papers and add mixed media to the surfaces, such as gesso, acrylics and glazing,” said Lein-Svencner.

Her collage papers are all handcrafted for her collage works from found papers, such as Kraft paper from packaging, maps, old book pages and stained tissue papers that she creates to her desired colors and textures. Her collage work will be up at The Flying Pig through the summer.

The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace, open 10 am – 5 pm daily, is located at N6975 Highway 42, Algoma. For more information, call 920.487.9902 or email [email protected].