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Collection: Dawn Siebel

"The year before my father died he gave me all the old family photographs, some dating back to the beginning of photography.  I was put in charge of the ancestors.  Looking at the faces of relatives I never knew, I felt compelled to connect those faces with narrative and put them out into the world. Each painting begins with a black and white photograph collaged onto the surface.  In my earliest story paintings I expanded the original setting of the photo to the whole surface and included literal stories with each.  After a while, the paintings began to take a more surreal turn and I let the narrative be written by the viewer.  Then I began to play with history itself by fitting the photograph into an iconographical image that belongs to the culture.  Surprisingly, history is a pliable thing.

My last story paintings incorporated these old photographs with other collaged elements, including found paint-by-number boards - melding my work into the larger cultural landscape.  This last work also carries some subtle mark of environmental degradation or distress."
8 products
  • Dawn Siebel: Print
    Dawn Siebel: Print
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    $45.00
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    $45.00
  • Dawn Siebel: Ed Grooming
    Dawn Siebel: Ed Grooming
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    $38.00
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    $38.00
  • Dawn Siebel: Clifford & Lucille Take a Ride
    Dawn Siebel: Clifford & Lucille Take a Ride
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    $38.00
  • Dawn Siebel: Smoking Section
    Dawn Siebel: Smoking Section
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  • Dawn Siebel: At the Circus Print
    Dawn Siebel: At the Circus Print
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    $38.00
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    $38.00
  • Dawn Siebel: "The Missing Pea" Unmatted Print
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  • Dawn Siebel: "Hummingbird Heaven" Vignette
    Dawn Siebel:
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    $38.00
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  • Dawn Siebel: "Polar Express" Vignette
    Dawn Siebel:
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    $38.00
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    $38.00