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Cynthia Gaub

Artist's Profile

About the Art of Cynthia Gaub

Symbolism, feminism, pattern, collage, color, guardian angels and old picture frames collide to provide a window to the soul of an artist.

I have been creating art since my earliest days as a child. Creativity is in my blood, and I would stagnate horribly if I didn't keep art in my life. As a result, I have surrounded myself with many wonderfully gifted and artistic people.

I have found MANY outlets for my creative gifts and energies. They include Artistamps, mailart, zines, visual journals, collage and drawing; domestic type things like sewing, cooking and gardening; and more recently technological things like web desgin, digital collage and desktop/newsletter publishing.

How to: Paper and Glass Collage EBSQ honors and awards
AOTD April 2004 Uncommon Purse
AOTD February 2005 Thorn in my Side
AOTD October 2005 Delilah
AOTD May 2006 Mona Lisa Smile
AOTD June 2006 Mini Raku Bowl
AOTD October 2007 Mask of the Middle Schoolers
Members Mention Award: The Urban Street: Photographs from Town: January 2007 Up Close and Personal...Sewer
Juror's Mention Award: Works of Steinbeck: April 2006 Tell about the rabbits, George
Patron's Mention Award: Much Ado about Shakespeare: February 2006 Shakespeare
Juror's Mention Award: Bodice Ripper: February 2006 Rape is NOT Romance
Patron's Mention Award: Better Late than Never 2005: December 2005 Delilah
Juror's Choice Award: Fallen from Grace: May 2004 Sloth

Why Windows? For over 10 years I have been creating this unique form of collage. It all started when I wanted to make a really big (4' x 4') collage, but when I went to the frame shop, my jaw dropped at the expense. I decided I would come up with an alternative way to frame it. A friend had an old window frame sitting on the side of the house that happened to fit perfectly! The rest as they say is history. People saw my work and offered me their old windows, I found them at garage sales and dumps.

My favorite part of working on windows, is the stain glass effect they have when light is cast behind them. Because of this I have really become more and more fascinated by stain glass and hope to take some classes this summer.

Over the years my work and identity as an artist has solidified to what I believe is a cohesive body of work and a definitive style. My collage and mixed media work is a perspective of the female form, by a female. By reducing existing images to an elemental point, the resultant collages are sensual and colorful constructs that suggest redefinition of the cultural views of women. My work continues to be an exploration of my own femininity and my place in the world.

Sometimes I like to think I am painting with paper. My pieces end up as combin

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