Collage is my favorite medium. But dog-centric collage artists are rare. From my own experience I know how many hours it takes to find the right images for a collage that can then appear deceivingly simple, so I am not surprised that collage artists usually price themselves out of the pet portrait business. But not Sam Price. After ten years of experimentation, he's figured it out. Yes, it still takes hours. And yes, he does it all by hand. But, using a grid system, similar to the technique of Chuck Close, Sam has created a unique style that allows him to work with the recycled materials he loves on the subjects he adores. Turning paper waste into dog art -- brilliant!
Sam Price's work will be on display at Wag Hotel in Sacramento until the end of the year.