Artwork > Collage and Assemblage.

My collages are primarily created using watercolors cut and re-pasted, giving a sculptural quality and completeness lacking in the orignal pieces. The process of destruction/reconfiguration allows me to bypass any initial intentionality to access a deeper creativity further along in the process. The result captures the geological intricacy and layering to be found in my larger pen-and-inks, but with far more freedom of expression and a satisfying burst of color and relief.

Before 2015, I was basically unaware of fine art collage. I had done numerous DIY photocopied collage-style posters for art shows and such, but it was only through a collaboration with a friend that I came upon the idea of cutting up watercolors for use in collages. Beginning with old watercolors filed away for no one to see, I discovered the power in destroying pieces I had put a lot of time into. Many of these cut-and-reassembled pieces ended up as experiments with only cursory interest, but within that exploration I discovered an entirely new genre which allowed me the freedom to make mistakes and to reconstruct them into far more powerful works of art.

Collage watercolor desert dweller dan Groth
Watercolor/collage
24"x32"
2017
$1400
Leaf moustache collage orange
Collage with watercolor
18"24"
2016
$1700
Man assemblage collage
Watercolor/collage
18x22"
2016
woman collage green
Watercolor/collage
36"x12"
2016
$800
Self Portrait Dan Groth
Watercolor/collage
8"x10"
2016
$150
Assemblage collage coast seastack Oregon
Watercolor/collage
11"x14"
2016
$130
Eagle collage Farmington hill
Watercolor collage
13"x14"
2016
$400
sunset ink orange black
Ink/collage
9"x13"
2016
$100