City Of Festivals

“City of Festivals” accentuates Milwaukee’s rich tradition of cramming as many outdoor festivals and events in the warmer months, sometimes even when it’s not so warm. This piece is collaged from a landscape picture of downtown Milwaukee looking from the 6th Street Viaduct. Fireworks from Festa Italiana along the Lake Michigan are then added, with some calatrava wings from Milwaukee’s Art Museum. Finally a Milwaukee sign from the Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third Ward.


Description of Process: 

This collage consists of different photographs I’ve taken, digitally collaged, and finally printed in reverse onto laser jet printing paper. I then brush transfer medium onto the image and glue face down onto pine wood. Once the transfer is dry, I get the surface wet and begin rubbing the paper away. After several sessions, the ink from the printout is left behind on the wood. Each piece is hand sanded, small amount of stain applied to border and side. Finally sealed with UV protection and a matte finish. These collages sometimes show a quirkiness and make for a unique piece of art to enhance your wall!

City Of Festivals

  • Size: 5.25"x7.25" (approximately)

    Each finished piece is truly unique due to the grain in the wood and the manual nature of the process, ensuring that no two versions of an image will ever be exactly the same. Pieces will vary slightly from the images shown.

    Finished artwork is intended for indoor display and is not weather resistant.



    Due to the unique, manual process, there are no returns or refunds once payment has processed.