The small mundane yet profound things in life inspire me. The humorous superficiality of making everyday objects ... tools, fast food, souvenirs, household utensils. The irreverence of putting them on pedestals, thus making them icons.
Mixed Media Artist
Collage Artist, Mary Hanrahan brings together past and present imagery.
Mary Hanrahan is a mixed-media, collage, and encaustic artist. She has collected snippets of ephemera all her life. In 2010, she was accepted to the Vermont College of Fine Arts Design program received her MFA in 2013. During her research and making, she was able to study and explore her process which was letting go of collected ephemera into new, rearranged mixed-media works. It was time to let go of the nostalgia and memorabilia, and by repurposing it she was able to give new life, and new design to the collection of imagery.
Also, below is a sample of a one-a-day daily practice she did a few years ago, entitled 365 Cups of Tea. Each morning (for a year) Mary would make tea, draw with watercolor pencils on an ironed 2 x 2 (emptied) tea bag. The image was drawn in the time it took to drink one, or two cups of tea.