Don't Be Koi

Teri Stratford creates her underwater scene from a collage of leaves and flower petals.
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Teri Stratford

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Teri Stratford created by

Teri Stratford

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Fish for Compliments

In this mixed media work, artist Teri Stratford spins a fish tale like no other. For her underwater scene, she picked natural materials from the earth itself—her home in the Catskills, to be exact. She researched leaves and tropical plants to find those that most mimicked the look of underwater foliage, selecting individual leaves for their color or texture. Even the fish residing in her watery world draw their ruddy color from a natural spectrum of leaves. The rich detail and dimension of this collage are captured in a high-resolution print on archival paper.

Teri Stratford

created by

Teri Stratford

location

New York

created by

Teri Stratford

location

New York

Love of nature and creativity have gone hand in hand from childhood for Teri. Her family always had a garden and she always had a sketchbook! After 35 years as a Photo Editor, Teri has transitioned to Artist, taking full advantage of the lush growing environment of the Northeastern USA. Teri's passion for spirituality, nature and creativity has finally found the perfect outlet. Leaf Art began with collecting brightly colored fall leaves while walking a country road in the 1990's. Laying them out on the kitchen table, a simple collage took shape and was titled Leaves In My Garden Grow. What began with a minimum of 10 images each fall has expanded to year round creating. Leaf Art awakens and strengthens appreciation and connection with nature by magnifying nature's beauty, infinite variety and detail. Playfulness is important too. Often subjects chosen and image titles express that aspect. These are "feel good" images, embedded with joy! Taking home Leaf Art is taking home JOY.

Read a Q&A with Teri on our blog.

Made in the USA
Made from
plexi-glass, archival ink, walnut bonanzawood, acid free enhanced matt paper
Measurements
Framed: 26" W x 20" H, Unframed: 24" W x 18" H
Care
All art on paper should be protected from moisture and from prolonged, direct sunlight.
Item ID
42793

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