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 Bis gallerie is located in EsScentuals
Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
 970-484-7862





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Distant Memories

Artist Statement



           Distant Memories tells the stories concerning the collective consciousness, manifested through tiny bits of antique ephemera. They were carefully pressed together in context to form new artworks that create hope in possibility and hope for the future. Distant Memories are magical bits of consciousness we all share.

           Italian Collage is a labor intensive process that presses collage elements together to form a cohesive union. It has taken several years to perfect this technique, and I am pleased to be able to share it with all of you.



And Still The Birds Sang


$398

11 x 14






Consider The Lilies

$298





Stay Close To Nature

$398
11 x 14







Cloud Watching

$398
11 x14




Sacred Contracts

$298




The Cheerfulness of Blue

$298












Birds of a Feather 



Artist Statement


Birds of a Feather 🪶 

This collection of mixed media and slow stitch pieces began in 2018, as I was looking for a way to illustrate a sense of community and commonality. I chose birds as my subject to represent the harmony that exists and the commonality that we all share. They are layered, painted, collaged and stitched in a highly textured manner to evoke the changes that life brings our way. It was my intention to bridge gaps and gulfs between us and highlight the threads that weave our lives together.

The pieces in this collection were published in 2018 in the Stampington magazine, Somerset Studio. 






The Power of Vulnerability

$178
8 x 8

All pieces are mixed media on cradled board




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The Possibilities of Mourning

$98
6 x 6






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The Gift of Nesting

$98
6 x 6






The Promise of Abundance

$178
8 x 8







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Singing Songs of Gratitude


$178
8 x 8






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The Nobility of Small Things

$178
8 x 8





















How Does My Garden Grow?

 

This botanical collection began in 1995 when I began to gather leaves and flowers from walks and my garden and pressing them into books. At the time I had no thought of using them in an art work, my only desire was to preserve the beauty that I had savored, to capture the dissolved day in a simple memento.

 

I chose many of those specimens for this collection as well as current pressings, and I juxtaposed them with Italian Collage, antique wallpaper ephemera, book bindings and fabrics to illustrate the textural layers of life. 

 

The garden is a holy landscape resembling our lives, we grow, we are pressed to change, we follow seasons and we bloom and age and work done in hand and heart is worship itself. My intention was to create botanicals that reflected the reverential nature of garden and of life itself.


Detail of Garden a handmade string book, Caterina Giglio



Garden Book
$298







Inside Cover of the Garden Book, handmade String book, Caterina Giglio



Detail of Garden






Italian Collage
Italian collage is a complex process of pressing materials together to
collage different elements into a cohesive unit of material.





Petals
6 x 6
$88
unframed




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NO. 4
6 x 6
$88
unframed



Plate #2 
6 x 6
$108
unframed




Winter Song
6 x 6
$108
unframed



Lost Innocence
8.5 x 11
$148
unframed





Narcissus
8.5 x 11
$148
unframed



Violetta
italian collage
8.5 x 11
$148
unframed




Thistles
8.5 x 11
$148
unframed



Singing Leaves
8.5 x 11
$148
unframed










Madonna and Child Roundels

Mixed media on Khadi paper rounds and framed in shadow boxes, with doors that open.

$298 

Minerva Madonna







My Lady

$298






With Our Love

$298




















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Ripped and Torn Series
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EXCAVATIONS


Excavations is an attempt to rip through the layers and sort out the truths...
The center always reveals what has been hiding there all along..
As I rip, tear and study, the dimension 
of the relationship comes clearly into focus..
and 
I am always reminded that harmony 
and congruence is born from
chaos.



This collection is mixed media collage on 3/4 inch cradled boards. The majority of the papers are antique and many are hand painted or mono printed. 





As If
5 x 7
$238














Two Sides Of The Same Story
12 x 12
$368





















Compensation
8 x 8
$268















The Naturalists' Notebook Series
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The Naturalists' Notebook

$498

Caterina Giglio






The Naturalists' Notebook

Specimens and Notes..


Artist Statement
The Naturalists' Note book was born in a dream, following an illness that left me unable to create. I spent many days watching birds, butterflies and dragonflies. My love of nature assisted me in my healing and followed me back to the studio. My aim has always been to bridge the gap between realism and abstraction, to illustrate relationship and to convey hidden meaning through symbols.
My mixed media pieces always elevate the mundane, celebrate the antique and express in rich layers. In this collection, I strived to create a sense of magical realism, where butterflies form mandalas and crows stand ready to perform magic. Though this is a documentation of personal growth, it is also a map of universal discovery.





The Naturalists' Notebook view of the notes..




The Similarities of Life
8 x 8
$188

Featured in Somerset Studio 2018 Jan/Feb












Love in a Mist
8 x 8

$188

Featured in Somerset Studio 2018 Jan/Feb










The Shape of Things
5 x 7
$118

Featured in Somerset Studio 2018 Jan/Feb












Butterfly Mandala
 mixed media painting featuring hand painted watercolor butterflies on tissue paper with antique paper ephemera.

11 x 14
$298

cradled board






















The Magic of Creation
Mixed media painting on Italian Collage, with resists and transfer on mixed media paper and antique ephemera.

$268
11 x 14
cradled board







Detail from Magic of Creation, Caterina Giglio






Detail from Magic of Creation, Caterina Giglio







La Luna
Mixed media painting on board featuring a transfer on antique book cover, with antique paper ephemera.

$268
11 x 14
cradled board


Detail of the Luna Moth, from La Luna, Caterina Giglio































Endless Possibilities
Mixed media painting on board with
antique ephemera
$158
6 x 6
cradled board






No. 73
Mixed media painting on board with resists and antique ephemera.
$98
6 x 6
cradled board







The Notes
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The Notes are all works on paper in the Naturalists' Note book and are sold unframed. They can be removed and framed individually. The are the original works and inspired the corresponding boards.



Cosmic Butterfly
The notes on Cosmic Butterfly, colored pencil on paper, acrylic ink, watercolor butterfly on tissue antique ephemera.
$128

8 x 8






Notes on No. 73
Collage on paper with resists and hand drawn image and text.
$88

5 x 5





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Notes on Butterfly Mandala
Hand painted butterfly and wings withAntique ephemera on paper.
$158

8.5 x 10









Notes on Flowering
Resists on paper with mixed media and antique ephemera.
$88

6 x 6







Notes on Let There Be Light
Mixed media on paper with antique ephemera and gold leaf.
$88

6 x 6












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The French Paper Series


Many of the pieces in this collection were published in 
Somerset Studio Magazine. 

Some are mixed media paintings, collage and several feature Italian Collage.






Vintage Fleur

$118
8 x 8

cradled board








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Jardin Mosaic

$168
11 x 14








Strolling Paris

$168
11 x 14








































































































































































































































                       















































































5 comments:

Jo Murray said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces! Happy voyaging.

florenel said...

I admire your wonderful work!

They all show simplicity and high quality.

Enjoy your voyage!

Greetings from the Netherlands, Nel Wisse.

artpropelled said...

You've been busy! Many beautiful pieces catch my attention. Love Advent of Spring!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Cat, I just want to tell you what a delightful treat it is to see so much of your work all together! You should be very proud of the beautiful bodies of work you've created; I've been staring at them for quite a while now, and so enjoying every moment and every piece!

Randi Kuhne said...

Such a gorgeous collection! Your work is exquisite!