Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Linked to Roderick Slater

I've mentioned the influence of my first favorite collage artist, Roderick Slater, once before. I actually own one of his pieces now. It's hard to find images of his work anywhere. From what I understand, Slater leads a quiet unconnected life somewhere in Maine.

Jonathan Talbot (another collage hero of mine) has an image of Slater's collage called Mnemonic Device on his site. And once and a while I see one on eBay. Which leads me to the reason for this post.

An eBay seller called "slaterworks207" is offering Taste Contained by Roderick Slater. In the description mentioning artists influenced by Slater, he links to AnitaNH: Collage & Life!

Pictured above is "Landslide for Erin" by Roderick Slater, with more details below.

14 comments:

Cyth said...

Well how COOL is that ? Imagine being mentioned by someone you admire.

Jim said...

Hi Anita
I have a bunch of Rods works. Collages and paintings. About 12 collages and 5 or 6 paintings. Most of the paintings are unfinished. My collages are from 6x8 to 24 x 30 aprox.

AnitaNH said...

Hey Jim,
Thanks for commenting! Do you know Roderick Slater? If you ever post images of your holdings I would love to see them.
Best regards,
-Anita

J. Nathan said...

Hi. I just recently learned of Rod Slater and purchased a collage. I'd love to find a second. (Jim, how did you acquire such a large collection of works?)
Anyway, just wanted to comment, maybe I will post an image of my new piece. Anita- have you found that his work has hidden layers of information/meaning? I'm still trying to decifer this one.

AnitaNH said...

Thanks for posting, J. Nathan. I'd love to see your Slater piece.

I never tire of contemplating mine. When seen under different qualities of light, the appearance or composition changes. There are areas covered with gold and silver foil which reflect the light and shine forth in some situations while in others they stay hidden in the background. Amazing!

J. Nathan said...

Anita. Thanks, I will try to put up an image, but I'm not sure where yet. And, I was wondering, this is an older piece with some surface grime on a variety of medium (paper, plastic, wood) Whats the best way to clean it up? just a certain brush and patience?

AnitaNH said...

For surface dust I would use a very soft watercolor brush. Apart from that I'm not sure what should be done. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

AnitaNH said...

Interesting to see where this image ended up:
http://artpropelled.tumblr.com/post/2469620501/roderick-slater

I'm clueless about tumblr and I think I need to look into it. The artpropelled tumblr is cool.

scott said...

hey i have a question i live in maine and i was at a yard sale and there was this box full of rodrick slater they are all like 6x8 inch all kinds of named ones like 30 or 40 of them some unfinished some in imaculate condition i was wondering if there were any type of market for these things i found them to be quite interesting and any help will be appreciated

scott said...

i have a question i found a bunch of 6x8 works of mr slaters at a yard sale there are 30 or 40 of them all kinds of different names to many to list but yeah i need to know weather or not they are worth any money or what im just a casual collector i saw them in a box and was interested

AnitaNH said...

Hello Scott,
How fortunate for you to make such a wonderful find!

AnitaNH said...

Scott, please contact me at anitaNH@worldpath.net or call me at Anita's Beads (603)522-6529.

lu said...

hi, i recently had my friend scott post on here regarding my Slater collection-findings. I have between 30 and 40 signed collages ranging in size. some I believe are 6x8's and some 8x10's. ( i have yet to measure them to know for sure but plan to do so asap..) I also have ten 8x10 signed paintings which are mated and enclosed in some sort of shrink wrap plastic. then lastly i have a much larger work which is framed and consists of a acrylic paint and collage combination. It's size I believe to be 24x30. I am unsure of their worth and any help in that department would be greatly appreciated. I would like to find out as much as I can about these pieces as far as where to sell them and their value. If anyone here has any information or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated..... Thanks

Martin Hinchcliffe said...

I bought my first Slater today. It's a beautiful piece called 4 between 2. Slater deserve so much more recognition for his commentary on visual culture and the way he puts found images and objects together. He has picked up where Joseph Cornell left off!