“Georgia and Frida Have Lunch” Series and other Collages
Rosamond’s series of collage/paintings entitled "Georgia and Frida Have Lunch" is an imaginary collaboration between the well-known women artists, Georgia O'Keefe and the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Created with paint, fabrics, papers, and a wide assortment of found objects, the collages take the pioneer women artists on pretend visits to favorite locales.... Montana, Mexico, New Mexico, Florida, Italy, Cinque Terre, New York, etc. Some represent a “dialogue” with an artist that Rosamond admires, such as Wayne Thiebaud, Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Van Gogh or Picasso, in the style of that artist.
A companion represented in some of the works is Miriam Schapiro, who began the "Pattern and Decoration" movement, calling her work "femmage", a combination of the words "female" and "collage" to describe women's traditional work and experiences. It is with her inspiration that this series was created.
Each of the pieces is either nicely framed or presented on gallery-wrapped canvas, and covered by plexiglas or a protective layer of medium. They are ready for hanging.