Come to the beautiful Lakeview branch library in March and April to view the gorgeous collages and montages by Victoria Bochat https://www.etsy.com/shop/collageathon.
Collages are hand tinted and hand cut using vintage images, mixed with other sourced ephemera, pasted and sealed with archival varnish sealer. These original, hand crafted collages are mounted on canvas boards and stretched canvases.
FROM THE ARTIST:
What better occupation than to collect scraps and tidbits I find interesting and amusing, then combine to create whimsical collages?! I love vintage graphics, images, numbers, letters, photographs, postcards, tickets, pieces of this, that and assorted flotsam and jetsam. I totally enjoy creating these silly, paper on canvas assemblages and hope you will enjoy them as well.
I have worked as an interior design consultant, graphic artist, in public relations, special events planning and done some fine arts, tinted photography and created decorative painted furniture.
I live in Oakland Cal. with my husband of 36 years. We are retired and are having lots of jolly fun in our sunny hillside home. We have raised 2 terrific adult children.
Working with artist Ellen Oppenheimer, Peralta 5th grade students taught Sankofa 3rd grade students to make origami modules and sculptures.
See them on display in the lobby and gallery.
This project was funded through an Individual Artist Grant from Oakland Cultural Funding.