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Notes on Rooted

Rooted, board
Let There Be Light
Blue Morpho
French Botanical
Elements Botanical
Notes on Endless Possibilities
Notes on Blue Morpho
Promise of Spring
Flowering
Cosmic Butterfly
Notes on The Promise of Spring




The Naturalists' Notebook
12 new works on board...
12 new works on paper..
plus botanicals..

Specimens and Notes..








How it began....


It was the sort of charming shop
that might just disappear if you turned away for too long.
It had a magical aura. I waked in and thought I saw an old woman
sitting at a desk, she smiled as I walked past but continued to read her book.
There were stacks of old papers, manuscripts, music and assorted documents in faded brown long
hand and old photos scattered everywhere.
Pots and pans were filled with lace trims and old settee
called my name.
I sat and began to look through a dusty album,
the naturalists' notebook...
Perfect, I thought ... I had just been looking for just 
such a something.
I paid the woman, who poked the money into her book and continued reading.
The notebook was a puzzle, there were no notes of nature, nothing scientific but instead, there were
drawings and painting on paper...
And then I realized I had found an artists record of a natural adventure..
Each drawing labeled as Fig. corresponded to a work of art
and suddenly
I woke up...





The Specimens

12 works on board

3 11 x 14 boards



Detail from Butterfly Mandala, 11 x 14 mixed media painting on board, Caterina Giglio




Butterfly Mandala
Signature piece of the show, mixed media painting featuring hand painted watercolor butterflies on tissue paper with antique paper ephemera.

$298

11 x 14







The Magic of Creation
Mixed media painting on Italian Collage, with resists and transfer on mixed media paper and antique ephemera.

$268


11 x 14






Detail from Magic of Creation, Caterina Giglio








Detail from Magic of Creation, Caterina Giglio







La Luna
Mixed media painting on board featuring a transfer on antique book cover, with antique paper ephemera.


$268

11 x 14

Detail of the Luna Moth, from La Luna, Caterina Giglio











Artist Statement
The Naturalists' Note book was born in a dream, following an illness that left me unable to create. I spent many days watching birds, butterflies and dragonflies. My love of nature assisted me in my healing and followed me back to the studio. My aim has always been to bridge the gap between realism and abstraction, to illustrate relationship and to convey hidden meaning through symbols.
My mixed media pieces always elevate the mundane, celebrate the antique and express in rich layers. In this collection, I strived to create a sense of magical realism, where butterflies form mandalas and crows stand ready to perform magic. Though this is a documentation of personal growth, it is also a map of universal discovery.





Blue Morpho
Mixed media painting on board, hand painted butterfly on tissue paper with antique ephemera.
$168
Sorry! Sold









Promise of Spring
Mixed Media painting on board with transfer on paper and antique ephemera.
$168
 8 x 10

Sorry! Sold!











Cosmic Butterfly
Mixed media painting on board with Italian collage, gold leaf and antique papers
$158

8 x 8
Sorry! Sold!

Detail from Cosmic Butterfly, Caterina Giglio







Freedom
Mixed media painting on board 
$158



Detail from Freedom, Caterina Giglio










Endless Possibilities
Mixed media painting on board with
antique ephemera
$158










Let There Be Light
Mixed media painting with gold leaf and antique ephemera
$98
5 x 5
Sorry! Sold!





Flowering
Mixed media painting on board, featuring resists, antique ephemera.
$98

5 x 5









Rooted
Mixed media painting on board with antique ephemera.
$98
Sorry! Sold!








No. 73
Mixed media painting on board with resists and antique ephemera.
$98










Inside the Notebook
The Notes

The notebook is filled with 12 mixed media paintings on paper that correspond and were
the inspiration for each board created for the show. The price for this art work including all the paintings and two botanical art pieces is 
$2500


The book cover alone is not for sale, but each note is for sale and 
can be purchased. The notes are attached to the antique pages
and can be easily removed for framing. 



The Notebook
An Antique periodical holder and it features antique book covers and antique ephemera.








The inside binding..
















Notes on
Cosmic Butterfly
The notes on Cosmic Butterfly, colored pencil on paper, acrylic ink, watercolor butterfly on tissue antique ephemera.
$128 

8 x 8

Cosmic Butterfly, board above left 











Elements Botanical
Antique pressed flower and collage on Khadi paper, onion dyed

$128
Sorry! Sold!

8 x 8








Notes on No. 73
Collage on paper with resists and hand drawn image and text.
$88

5 x 5









Notes on Blue Morpho
Antique ephemera and watercolor painted butterfly on tissue paper. 
$138
Sorry! Sold!

8.5 x 10.5 








Notes on Freedom
Transfer on paper in ink and acrylic paint, string and antique ephemera with resists.
$128

8 x 8






Notes on Endless Possibilities
Collage on Khadi paper with pen and ink.
$128
Sorry! Sold!

8 x 8









French Botanical
Antique pressed flower collage on embossed paper
$128
Sorry! Sold! 

11 x 8







Notes on the Magic of Creation
Collage on paper with acrylic and ink, antique ephemera and threads.
$138

9 x 11.5







Notes on Butterfly Mandala
Hand painted butterfly and wings withAntique ephemera on paper.
$158

8.5 x 10






Notes on Promise of Spring
Collage on paper with resists and painted transfer
$138

8 x 10

Sorry! Sold!






Notes on La Luna
Collage on paper with antique ephemera and resists. 
$138

7 x 9.5





Notes on Flowering
Resists on paper with mixed media and antique ephemera.
$88

6 x 6







Notes on Let There Be Light
Mixed media on paper with antique ephemera and gold leaf.
$88

6 x 6






Notes on Rooted
Pen and ink on paper with antique ephemera and threads
$88
Sorry! Sold!

6 x 8







  • All pieces are gallery hung and wired and can be hung with or without a frame.
  • Shipping is world wide, please inquire concerning post.
  • Please note that all purchases will be left hanging in the show until after the 6th when they will be shipped or can be collected in person. This ensures that everyone can view the show intact. Thanks for your cooperation.











Carte Postale


Holiday Show
2016






a simple 
post card...

was once a winged thought..
a desire to share an experience..
and a wish that a special someone could share in the joy
of the sight...
the discovery...
the pleasure..

my mixed media collection inspired by antique post cards and 
stamps are textured and layered with acrylic paint, tissue papers
and original antique ephemera, antique french papers are the basis of
each painting..











To order call 
970.484.7862



Detail from #78 Caterina Giglio







#78 Paris
8 x 8 cradled board
$148






Carte Postale
(title piece)
8 x 8 
$148



Detail from Carte Postale, Caterina Giglio








In Context
8 x 8
$148






Red #5
5 x 5
$118
Sorry! Sold


Detail from Red #5, Caterina Giglio







Love
5 x 5
$118







#44 Paris
8 x 10
$168


Detail from #44 Paris


Antique post card used for #44 Paris







Joy
5 x 5
$118








Red #2
5 x 5
$118
Sorry! Sold






Versailles
8 x 10
$168



Detail of Versailles, Caterina Giglio











Rising
5 x 5
$118



Each piece is cradled board, either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inches. The sides of each piece are painted white and can be left unframed.


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Close up of Les Details, Le Jardin D'Hiver,  Italian collage




Le Jardin D' Hiver

Holiday Show 
2015

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Artist Statement
Exquisite in it's frozen beauty, Le Jardin D' Hiver...
There is a peace and serenity that settles on the garden in winter, it hovers above the 
understanding of the frozen consciousness, a suspension of communication..
an incubation period ...

that ultimately surrenders to Spring.. 
Capturing that stillness and beauty was my aim in this new collection from my French Paper Series. 


The Process
Each piece in this series features Italian Collage, a time consuming process of pressing layer upon layer of papers and images to create depth and texture. The original images are hand drawn with ink on antique parchment papers and the background text is salvaged from antique French newspapers and books. Each piece is matted and framed in black.


Meadow Flowers
5 x 7
$98
Sorry- Sold


La Petite
5 x 7
$98




Les Mémoires
8 x 10
$148



Parisian Frost
5 x 7
$98



Les Details
8 x 10
$148





Le 13 Fevrier
8 x 10
$148










What Lies Beneath

Friday April 17, 2015

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Artist Statement
There is always something hidden; just below the surface, on the next page, lurking beyond the layers. If you look closely, you may find a revelation, a larger truth, a symbol or an idea. This new collection was created using a tattered copy of Cassell's Popular Natural History, by Anonymous, printed circa 1880. The simplicity of this series underlines the universal power of anything that
lies
beneath...


Advent of Spring, Caterina Giglio,  11 x 14

$188





Swallow Tail, Caterina Giglio, 5 x 7


$98


Preface, Caterina Giglio, 8 x 10


$148



Blooming, Caterina Giglio, 5 x 7


$98


The Rose, Caterina Giglio, 5 x 7


$98




The Hawk, Caterina Giglio, 8 x 10

Sorry The Hawk is Sold..




Flowers Appear, Caterina Giglio,  8 x 10

$148


Honey suckle Vine, Caterina Giglio, 5 x 7

$98


Hyacinths, Caterina Giglio. 8 x 10


Sorry, Hyacinths is Sold...







Patched and Tattered

to purchase art work
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Artist Statement
This is a tiny collection that reflects our resilience, our ability to fly even though our wings may be tattered or patched..
Inspired by the people in my life who are still flying, facing death, insurmountable grief, and the total loss of memory.
It was made with antique ephemera, gold leaf, paint and tissue paper transfers..
to send blessings to all in all seasons...





3 x 3 mini canvas

 $48 each



Resting

Floating 

Resiliance

Naturelle

Peace

Patched













5 x 7 Framed Board

$98

Stitched Dragonfly

Bird of Paradise- Sorry, Sold!

Soaring




























4 x 4 Canvas
$58

Blue Morpho-Sorry, Sold!
French Guardian













4 x 4 Cradled Board
$68

Winging- Sorry, Sold!
Out of the Mist-Sorry, Sold!







5 x 7 Framed
on paper
$98

Putti







Gallerie space Bis 142 at EsScentuals, French Paper Series 
















                       















































































4 comments:

Jo Murray said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces! Happy voyaging.

florenel said...

I admire your wonderful work!

They all show simplicity and high quality.

Enjoy your voyage!

Greetings from the Netherlands, Nel Wisse.

Robyn Gordon said...

You've been busy! Many beautiful pieces catch my attention. Love Advent of Spring!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Cat, I just want to tell you what a delightful treat it is to see so much of your work all together! You should be very proud of the beautiful bodies of work you've created; I've been staring at them for quite a while now, and so enjoying every moment and every piece!