There’s something about being able to do something well that is akin to flying. Running, riding a bike, dancing, making music, writing: there’s this sense of freedom and motion inherent in making or doing something wonderful. That same sense of freedom and motion is what I feel when I dream of flying…or when I create a piece of art.
Some people dream of worlds of ancient mysteries, of boundless exploration of the universe…worlds and stories on a grand scale. I dream of worlds where dreams find their way into the waking world, where people and animals are friends, where we sometimes have wings with which to fly. I create collages to share those dreams.
Collage is a rich visual language – water from a deep and sweet well. I see myself as drinking from the same creative wellspring as artists such as Nick Bantock, Anahata Katkin, and Catrin Welz-Stein. I usually start with an image that catches my attention and then try to share the secret story it hints at to me. I create collages using material from a variety of sources, generally vintage images that are in the public domain, photographs and watercolor textures that I create myself, and other digital resources. I take great joy in bringing new life to old or forgotten images.
– Stacy Spangler
Azure Gallery, Corvallis, OR – September 2015 (forthcoming)
Hilyard Street Beanery, Eugene, OR – May 1 – 31, 2014
Fifth Street Beanery, Eugene, OR – September 1 – 30, 2013
The Purple Cow Winery with Vandy Hall, Newberg OR – May 2015
New Zone 4 All – New Zone Gallery 2015
New Zone 4 All – New Zone Gallery 2014
Orycon Art Show – November 2008 – 2015
Nest, Eugene, OR
Sattva Gallery, Eugene, OR
St. Johns Booksellers, Portland, OR
Private Collection, Seattle, WA
Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Private Collection, Portland, OR
Private Collection, Shingle Springs, CA
Portland State University, 2010
University of Oregon, 2002
Crowgirl & Vandy Hall at the Purple Cow Winery, 2015