Collage and Assemblage by Cynthia Aaron
Queen of Defeat (front view), mixed media
Our featured artist today is Cynthia Aaron. This artist works with a variety of materials to create her collage and assemblage works. Cynthia was born in Littlerock, Arkansas, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
And the Bride Wore... (front view), mixed media
Cynthia’s collage works incorporate images from a wide range of media, whether it’s images of women’s bodies from advertisements, machinery or animals. Each piece has numerous parts, enough to keep the viewer interested, searching for new, hidden images with every viewing – but each picture is also tied together with its own, central meaning. I really like the aesthetic that Cynthia creates when she uses collage cut-outs to emphasize existing text or illustrated scenes.
The front page of Cynthia's website
In her assemblages, Cynthia tends to use materials and objects that have an aged, almost antique feel to them. The result are artworks that seem to mimic ancient artifacts or old furniture and treasures found in abandoned attics.