A collage From the French: coller, to glue, is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A palette, in the original sense of the word, is a rigid, flat surface on which a painter arranges and mixes paints. A palette is usually made of wood, plastic, ceramic, or other hard, inert, nonporous material, and can vary greatly in size and shape. .
Wayne Coombs saw something in his discarded palletes, figures and flowers of all forms caught his eye. These reconstituted "found" art pieces became all the rage in The Mai Tiki Gallery. Next Wayne began piecing these small misshapen pieces together. Coombs uses torn Cardboard for his paint mixing. The creases, the corrugation, the colors, form a depth of art that draws you in.
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