Barbara Meyer’s collages evolved out of her work and interest in three-dimensional objects. Trained in architectural design she started as a designer and draftsperson.
Barbara put that aside to raise her children. As they became older she started a thriving retail business in Miami. Her dreams were always about moving to Santa Fe to pursue her love of art. She was able to achieve that in the early 90’s when she made the move to Santa Fe.
She first worked in clay and then metal sculpture, but her life changed when she was accepted to study Jewelry technique and design at the renowned Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA). She further studied at The Santa Fe Community College in their jewelry program. She was fortunate to meet and study with well known jewelers from around the country.
Barbara’s work became much desired as she was creating unusual one of a kind works of custom fine jewelry in gold and silver. She showed her jewelry works in Galleries across the U.S.
She has recently been able to return to her studio after caring for her husband through his long illness.
Papers of all kind became an intriguing discovery and she began to realize paper as an art medium. She began experimenting making paper jewelry and unconsciously found herself constructing collages.
Her workshop is now alive with papers, antique objects, memorabilia, fabrics, paints, glues, magazines, books, anything that touches her desire to include in her works. Her collages are about subjects taken from her life, her memories, her dreams and her fantasies, she feels her new direction is a gift of age and living and she has found contentment with the hours she can now give to her “art of the collage”.
Her new works has already found their way to collectors in New York and Florida.
Each collage is unique, non-replicable work of art, which is framed in a 11.75" by 14.75", black wooden shadow box with glass front.
Barbara has signed each collage.
Priced at $500, plus shipping and insurance.
For more information contact Barbara Meyer