Gifts of Art presents Reconstructed Landscapes: Collage
Ann Arbor artist Cheryl Dawdy received her BA from U-M and then dabbled in different media (printmaking, weaving, natural dyes) until discovering collage. She adores it for its spontaneity and perfect expression of her "make it up as you go along" approach to life. Expectation invites disappointment, she contends, but an open mind offers unlimited potential. With that attitude, she works with old postcards, paper scraps, and pieces of old wallpaper washed with acrylic paint, creating landscape images some have described as "wonderful little worlds you want to climb into" and "the stuff of dreams." Dawdy is also a singer for the Ann Arbor based musical performance group the Chenille Sisters.