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Cassandra Tondro, "Birthing New Life," heart collage

"Birthing New Life," original collage, 14" x 11"


When everything was shut down and we were ordered to stay at home, we learned what's important to us, what we want to keep, and what we want to change. We're birthing new life and creating a new world -- possibly a better world than the one we left behind.

During the coronavirus pandemic, I felt the need to create a series of heart collages to bring love and light to the world.  The heart is a shape that symbolizes love, but not necessarily the romantic love of Valentine's Day. These heart pieces depict universal love -- love for oneself, life, all beings and the planet. They're here to help usher in a new world that I hope will be based on oneness and love rather than separation and fear.

This collage was made by layering images and text cut from magazines. I use the cut pieces to make abstract designs that document my observations and feelings.

Sustainability is an important part of my artistic practice, and each one-of-a-kind collage is created using images and text cut from discarded magazines. I also incorporate other mediums including enamel paint, tulle netting, colored pencil and graphite.

  • 14" x 11" original collage
  • collage and colored pencil on cradled wood panel
  • coated with UV varnish for durability and to protect against fading
  • 3/4 inches deep with natural wood sides
  • signed by the artist on the back
  • wired and ready to hang, with or without a frame
  • USPS Priority shipping within the US
  • contact me for an international shipping quote
  • artwork guarantee - if you don't love it, return it

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