Intricate collages explore the concepts of house and home as experienced in life, memory, and a world of imagination and fancy. Process: Mary Welsh’s collages are made of found materials from magazines, art books, maps, calendars and end papers which are glued with acid free acrylic medium on birch or mahogany plywood panels that have been prepared with acrylic gesso. The work is sealed with several coats of clear acrylic varnish. The frame moldings are of a custom design manufactured exclusively for these works and each frame is hand-painted with acrylics in patterns and colors suited to the particular collage. The back of each work is sealed and the front is protected with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglass.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website