image progression: money costs some dreams

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Money Costs Some Dreams, mixed media on canvas, 10in x 12in, 2011
Money Costs Some Dreams • Mixed media on canvas • 10in x 12in • Carly Swenson • 2011

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  1. An other amazing work, mysterious and poetic!
    When I saw the first step, I thought “hey, that looks great already!” Maybe you should make some more simple works too, maybe it’d allow new art experiences!
    But this looks great, each of your collages is better than the other, I hope someday I’ll be able to afford one ;)


    1. The funny thing is–these works are way more simple than the imagery I was creating as I finished college. Those were almost too chaotic. But your idea is certainly worth looking into, maybe for a future artist date.


      1. ah well, you certainly have a huge talent for building the images, it never looks crowded like collages often do, so it always looks great. That one collage actually inspired me for small cannevas presents i did for my family, I’m ashamed cuz I totally used ur idea, even though I couldn’t make it look that great ^^ not my fault if your art is so inspiring ;)


        1. “There is nothing new under the sun” I am not much of one for clichés but I think that one is pretty true. You didn’t steal an idea from me. Art is art–and if I inspired you to make some art, that is bitchin, but the idea was never mine to steal. It does mean a lot to me that you find my work inspiring though–seriosusly. You always leave such kind and thoughtful comments on my posts. I do really appreciate your support.


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