Julie Maynard is showing a series of collage pieces called "Closer."
"The idea came to me while I was walking through a field toward a distant tree," she says. "The foreground varied dramatically, but the horizon was serenely unchanged."
In the first of the nine main pieces, a lone tree is barely visible beyond a rise of ground. "Daylight comes and goes, the seasons change, and the tree gets closer," she says.
The series is based on a white oak near Burkittsville, with South Mountain in the background. Maynard's photographs of the tree and other details— blackberry vines, tombstones, crows, distant city lights— have been collaged in layers, with found objects that include leaves and small bones.
"The process of collage just makes sense to me," Maynard says. "It's the best way I've found to represent the accumulation of time and the increasing weight of passing years."
A member of TAG since 2011, Maynard is known for pieces that often include birds and staccato bursts of found text. “There’s less text than usual in ‘Closer,’” she says, smiling, “but there will be birds.”
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