"Split the Coast" is part of my newest series of mixed media works. I meticulously hand cut from vintage paper. The work is collage and thread on heavy weight watercolor toned paper, with archival adhesive. It is matted with an archival matte and backing but will require a frame for display.

Artwork dimensions: 6"(h) x 6"(w)
Matte dimensions: 10"(h) x 10"(w)

- John Gardner

Split the Coast

Collage, watercolor, thread on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

10" h x 10" 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 works out of studios in both New York and Nebraska, where he is an Assistant Professor at Peru State College.