Gem was created as part of my ongoing Celestial series of mixed media works. This piece is an analog collage made of vintage paper with thread. The work is glued using archival adhesive to heavyweight watercolor paper. It is matted with an archival matte and backing but will require a frame for display.

Artwork size: 10"(h) x 8"(w)
Matte size: 14"(h) x 11"(w)

- John Gardner


Collage, thread on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

14" h x 11" w 
0 lbs. 14 oz.



John Gardner
Sauquoit, New York

Getting to Know John

John’s meticulous collages are crafted from vintage materials such as old textbooks, magazines, found paper, and even embroidery. The resulting images exist in another world characterized by a magical, cinematic quality. Each piece creates a unique story that teeters on the edges of surrealism and science fiction. The viewer is left contemplating the relationship between the shapes and figures in the scenes. John’s collages are further marked by their clean aesthetics and precise execution. He is based in New York, where he is the Director of Visual Arts & Exhibitions at View Arts in the Adirondack Mountains.