Mixed-Media Victorian Collages by Sara Pearce

Helena Always Hooked the Big Ones by Sara Pearce

Helena Always Hooked the Big Ones by Sara Pearce

I first became aware of Sara Pearce when she was the art critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and I learned a lot about the local arts scene from reading her articles and blog every week. When she left the paper, she started pursuing her own artistic practice, which I might sum up as cheeky, collage-based Victoriana.

The collage above is in honor of Michael, who has gotten into fishing over the past couple of years. Below are some of the images from A Grand Tour, a series of mixed-media collages which focuses on turning “the docile women of 19th-century fashion plates into daring travelers.” I definitely approve with that sentiment.

The Grand Tour: Marie, Lily and Honore Were Ignored By Their Travelmates but the Venetians Appeared Enthralled by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Marie, Lily and Honore Were Ignored by Their Travelmates but the Venetians Appeared Enthralled by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Airborne by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Airborne by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Bird’s Eye View by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Bird’s Eye View by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Riding the Waves by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Riding the Waves by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Submerged by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Submerged by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Matilda's Decision to Remain in Italy Answered the Question That Had Hung in the Air For Weeks by Sara Pearce

The Grand Tour: Matilda’s Decision to Remain in Italy Answered the Question that Had Hung in the Air for Weeks by Sara Pearce

To see more of Pearce’s work, check out Paper with a Past, see her work in person at the 5th Street Gallery in downtown Cincinnati, or visit her at an upcoming Brazee Street Studios event.

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