My collages are born of curiosity and wonder. Nature, animals and the ramblings of my subconscious are where I find inspiration. I seek out images or ideas that, when combined, evoke a sense of mystery or delight and follow that path until I feel the power of an emerging story—one open to many interpretations.
My process is a back and forth of puzzle-solving and meditative hand work. I prefer to print my images using vibrant, pigment-based inks and small, sharp scissors for the delicate and precise nature of my work. Finally, I incorporate hand-made papers and acrylic paint for depth and added interest.
Angela Tannehill is a mixed media artist living and working in Northern California. Her work has appeared in juried gallery shows in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Berkeley and Sacramento, California. Her vibrant and densely layered collages can be found in private collections throughout the United States—most notably that of one of the co-creators of the Leff-Davis Fund for Visual Artists. Her work has been featured in publications such as Kolaj, Tube Magazine, and was the June 2017 cover story in Submerge Magazine. Multiple images of her piece, After Us, from the immersive-arts exhibition ArtStreet were included in an online Juxtapoz article “Art Street in Sacramento.”