1.1.15

Lori K. Gordon's collages are created from hand painted, handmade and found papers and photographic images. Sizes and prices vary, as does availability. Unless marked "SOLD" the originals are available, and giclee prints are available of all the pieces. Both originals and giclees are mounted on wood panels and are ready for hanging. Commissions are welcome. The artist teaches workshops in collage at locations around the nation; please email lorikgordon@gmail.com for more information. Additional collages may be seen at http://sixdegreeswesttoeast.blogspot.com.

3.12.12


Join me for a half day, themed paper collage workshop on Saturday, December 8 from 10 AM-2 PM at Bay Printing and Design Shop in Bay St. Louis. Participants will be creating Christmas-themed collages using images of the Holy Family as depicted by master painters from the 13th century onward. I will provide these images as well as scenes from Old World mosaics and illuminated manuscripts from Ireland’s Book of Kells. The completed collages may be photographed and reproduced for use as unique, personalized Christmas cards. I will photograph the completed collages and prepare them for printing as cards at no charge to those who order their cards from Bay Printing. Cost of the workshop is $50 with an additional $20 supply fee, and participants may make as many collages as they are able in the allotted time. For more information please call the artist at 228.671.6146 or email lorikgordon@gmail.com.
Madonna and Child Collage
This collage uses images of an Old Master painting, an image from the Book of Kells, and gold joss paper. 

8.5.12

On a recent visit to the French Quarter, I chanced upon a band playing near Jackson Square. They featured a hoop dancer, the first I have ever seen. I was enthralled with this beautiful young woman and her mode of expression. The hoop dance brought to mind belly dancing with its fluid, sensual moves, and I was also reminded of Istanbul's whirling dervishes. Accordingly, I chose some oriental carpets for the background, and repeated the circular shapes of the hoops throughout each piece. These collages are mounted on 1" deep 14" x 18" wood panels, and are available for purchase.  Email me for the price and availability. Giclees are also available.





15.4.12

Marigny Mardi Gras.  This two-level collage was created from photographs taken during the 2012 Mardi Gras celebrations in the New Orleans neighborhood called the Faubourg Marigny. Gathering site for participants in the St. Anne's Parade, this parade represents, for me, the most authentic Mardi Gras experience in the Big Easy. I used inch-thick, circular pieces of wood for the two levels of the piece (approx 40" diameter) taht are mounted on lazy susan mechanisms, so both outer and inner discs rotate independently of each other.

23.3.12

Mardi Gras Geisha 2
Mardi Gras Geisha 1
Mardi Gras Geisha 3
Below are a few examples of my "critter collages". The entire series may be seen at www.crittercollages.blogspot.com. Each is created from paper adhered to a board support and is ready for hanging. They range in size, but most are 11" x 14" to 16" x 20". Unless marked "SOLD" each is available for sale, as are giclee prints on board of each piece. Email me for price and availability at lorikgordon@gmail.com. Also, I have been doing a lot of commissions-if you want an unusual "portrait" of your pet, let's talk.
Anna original collage SOLD (giclee available)

14.3.12

Queen Kitty  original collage SOLD (giclee available)
Murphy, Prince of Twitch
Lola   original collage SOLD (giclee available)
Duke
Lily with Wallpaper
Hot Lips.  Original collage SOLD (giclee available)

2.2.12

In the fall of 2011, I swung by the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square. The following five collages reflect my experience at this historic event.

Occupy 5  original collage SOLD (giclee available)
Occupy 4
Original paper collage SOLD; enhanced giclee on canvas available.
Occupy 3
Original paper collage SOLD; enhanced giclee on canvas available
Occupy 2.
Original paper collage SOLD; enhanced giclee on canvas available.
Occupy 1
Original paper collage SOLD; enhanced giclee on canvas available.

30.8.11


Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, Virginia hosted an exhibition of work by artists who were to use a piece of writing for their inspiration. I was sent a poem by Joanne Lozar Glenn, and created two pieces. This is called "Pomegranate Grove" and I began with an image of a statue I found in Italy. I paired her with images from my gardens, dragonflies, I photo of my granddaughter's hands holding pomegranate blossoms, and a column. Imprinted on the column are some of the words of the poem, which I had translated to Greek. 16" x 20"


I created this piece for the same exhibition hosted by Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, Virginia. I posed the statue of the woman with the book in her hand in front of an image of the library at Ephesus, and put figs, leaves from a persian shield and books in the foreground. 16 x 20".

21.5.11

The following ten collages were created from photographs taken in locations halfway around the world from each other. Most of the statues are in various locations in Italy, and most of the plants are from my garden or that of my neighbor Cindy. She sells Louisiana iris and was kind enough to allow me to photograph her gardens.
Virgin and Child in Garden  11" x 14"
Venice Canal  14" x 18"
Roman Garden 16" x 20"
Pink Katrina
Lady of the Woods  11" x 14"
Creole Lady's God
Clematis Altar 11" x 14"
Blue Lady  11" x 14"
Alma Domus  11" x 14"
Alice Got Old  11" x 14"

26.8.10

The Way We Were VII was created by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. This collage was made from two different paintings of the trees which overlooked Cairo’s Bayou, behind our home in Clermont Harbor.
The Way We Were VI was created by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. I decided that I wanted to give viewers here in Kentucky an idea of my home. This collage was made from images of a sunset on the beach and a painting I called “Full Moon Egret.”
The Way We Were V was created by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. This collage was made from images of one of our barrier islands, and a sunrise on the beach.
The Way We Were IV was created by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. This collage was made from images of two different paintings of shrimp boats in Hancock County.
The Way We Were III was created by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. I decided that I wanted to give viewers here in Kentucky an idea of my home. This collage incorporates a painting of an egret that visited our small pier on the bayou on a regular basis, and a sunrise on the Mississippi River near Venice, LA.
$250
The Way We Were II was crated by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. This collage incorporates two different scenes from Bayou Caddy in Hancock County, which was a busy port for local shrimpers and fishermen.
The Way We Were I was crated by collaging  prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. This collage incorporates scenes from Bayou Caddy, near my former home in Clermont Harbor and a sunrise on the beach at Clermont.

1.1.10

St Paul Farmers Market

Farmers Market, St Paul

Biloxi Harvest

Building, Cyrus

Nicosia, Cyprus

Famagusta, Cyprus

11.10.08

Lori Gordon is a mixed media artist and writer on the arts who grew up in the Northern Plains. She began moving west and south as a teen, spending years in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the high desert of Arizona. Along the way, she picked up a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in religious studies, all the while pursuing her love of art. Largely self taught, Gordon works in many medias including graphite, acrylic, handmade paper, fabric and polymer clay. Her work may be found in galleries along the Gulf Coast, in museums in South Dakota, and in public and private collections around the country. Recently, one of her pieces was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution for inclusion into their permanent collection.

In 2003 Gordon began capturing the local landscapes of her beloved Mississippi Gulf Coast in acrylic, and continued that work until Hurricane Katrina upended her life on August 29, 2005. With her home, studio and all of her supplies washed away by the 35 foot storm surge and 150 mile per hour winds which obliterated her community, Gordon returned to work using the only materials which were available to her. Five weeks after the event, Gordon began collecting rubble and transforming it into works of art.

“The Katrina Collection” is the name she has given to this new series of mixed media collages and assemblages. The series first garnered national attention when MSNBC.COM featured the work in their series “Rising From Ruin.” National Public Radio featured The Katrina Collection on their program "All Things Considered", and her work was also covered by the Associated Press. Since then, Gordon has exhibited The Katrina Collection in venues around the nation.

To see more of Gordon's work, please click on the links located on the upper right section of this page. To watch a 20-minute film on Gordon and her work, scroll down.

11.10.07

Film on the Work of Lori K. Gordon

This is a twenty minute film on the work of Lori K. Gordon. It focuses on The Katrina Collection and The Labat Project.

9.11.06

Russian Icon collage, 6" x 8"
Russian Icon collage, 6" x 8"
Madonna and Child, 8" x 10"