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Wind, Wings and Wheels

Worlds Apart ©2006 by Janet Brugos Mixed Media

When I returned to the USA after a number of years living in France, I had a solo show in a brick walled cafe in Pueblo, Colorado. I called it Wind, Wings and Wheels so I thought it would be fun to put it together again. The image above now lives in Washington DC. I used pieces of discarded batik, handmade paper and found objects.

Buttermilk Sky ©1995 by Janet Brugos Collage

I used Buttermilk Sky for the postcard invitation which really set the tone. This one now lives in Northern California.

Morning Glory ©1995 by Janet Brugos Mixed Media

It may have been with Morning Glory that I started using puzzle pieces . So paint, handmade paper and puzzle pieces would come out in a variety of ways. This one resides in South Dakota.

Dream Castle Moon ©2005 by Janet Brugos Mixed Media

Dream Castle Moon I created in Colorado in 2005. That was based on an intriguing show of antique candy boxes I saw in Pueblo. I was fascinated by the Dream Castle Moon idea so I sketched out an idea and started to create it. Then I had the sudden thought that maybe I was copying it. I went back to see the show again. What a relief. What I was making looked nothing at all like the antique candy box. It just sent me away to find my own sliver, crescent moon. She found her home in the East Bay and rests happily there.

The Train is Ahead ©2006 by Janet Brugos Mixed Media

The Train is Ahead was made after I moved to Oakland in 2005. It was in my first Open Studios exhibit in Oakland. This train is happily chugging along in the East Bay.

1934 Classic ©1995 by Janet Brugos Mixed Media

The classic car above was inspired by the way gold spilled out on the black handmade paper. It just reminded me of a convertible and so it came into being. This 1934 Classic lives back east in Washington DC area.