About the Book
Collection of photographic collages by master Richard Shirley, who assembles eclectic imagery aesthetically.
Eclectographer / Photographer / Collage Artist Statement I believe my art mirrors the spirit of my being. I assemble ancient imagery, transcending time ~ stained walls, archival deeds, torn stamps, ruffled feathers, canyon rocks, painting objects and surfaces ~ all creations in my own visual space, colors and brush strokes. ~ Richard M. Shirley Background Being born and growing up in Ohio gave me many opportunities to be a student and friend to several established artists in my education. I furthered my educational advantages at Cleveland Institute of Art graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in graphic design and sculpture. I was awarded the Mary C. Page scholarship to continue my studies in Europe. Also, I was awarded first place in the 16mm film category at the Esquire Film Festival in New York. My art website is: richardshirley.com