Selected Series > One Word Series

L(ion)
2020
A mixed media piece by Steven Tannenbaum of The Art of Everything (TAO-e) using torn pieces of paper to depict a woman in jeggings standing on top of the world
Hand torn collage, pen, and photo on paper
15.00 H x 9.00 W x 0.25 in
2019
An artwork made using torn pieces of paper (collage) to depict a cone and the number one by Steven Tannenbaum of The Art of Everything TAO-e
Hand torn collage and acrylic on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2019
An abstract pear and ear created with torn pieces of paper (collage)
Hand torn collage and pencil on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2019
A collage using torn bits of paper to create both a stalk and a talk bubble
Torn paper on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2019
A blue collage using torn paper to make a road going to a box where you die
Torn paper and graphite on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2019
A hand torn collage of a cow getting poked
Torn paper and graphite on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2020
A blue red and green hand torn collage
Torn paper, acrylic, and ink on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2020
A hand torn collage of a ferret weasel
Torn paper and graphite on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2020
An abstract black and purple collage
Torn paper, graphite, and marker on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2020
A torn paper collage featuring a rat in a frat with Fudd beer
Torn paper and graphite on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2020
P(eel)
Torn paper and graphite on paper
8.50 w x 11.00 h in.
2019
(T)rue
2022
(F)lag
2022
(L)ick
2022
S(top)
2022
(D)eer
2022

Passing a realty sign with "(W)here" on it, I started thinking: what other words are 2-in-1 like that? And so started the game: starting with Cone (both "cone" and "one"), each day I thought of a word that contained another word in it, and then made a piece around it.

Some are pretty straightforward ("P"ear, "C"ow, etc.) and others not so much ("SOBER"ing, "S"lop, ...), but each one has my own interpretation mixed in, using mostly torn up bits of paper and a bit of paint or ink as needed.

What resulted was a sort of sideways way of looking at the world: many things contain other things, and sometimes all it takes to see is a bit of closer consideration...