ART ISSUE #43

Image: "Paper Bridge," mixed media, 24 x36 inches, 2019

Image: “Paper Bridge,” mixed media collage, 24 x 36 in., 2019

Ann Calandro

Mixed Media Collage

Ann Calandro is a medical editor, mixed media collage artist, and classical piano student. Some of her poems, short stories, and artwork have been published and exhibited. She has been influenced by Henri Rousseau, who set out to reproduce the world photographically and ended up creating a world of enchantment; by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Marc Chagall, and Della Wells, whose artwork is a symphony of color, symbolism, and narrative; by Alice Hoffman and Dara Horn, whose books mix realism with fables, fairy tales, and myths. Her mixed media collage style is realism, more or less, but there’s something askew about it. She thinks of it as enchanted realism, the intersection between the real and the imaginary, the possible and the impossible, and memories and dreams.

Breaking the Spell, mixed media, 22 x 28 inches, 2011

“Breaking the Spell,” mixed media collage, 22 x 28 in., 2011


The Cubicle, mixed media, 24 x 36 in., 2015

“The Cubicle,” mixed media collage, 24 x 36 in., 2015



Desire Lines, mixed media collage, 24 x 36 in., 2014

“Desire Lines,” mixed media collage, 24 x 36 in., 2014


The Family Room, mixed media collage, 22 x 28 in., 2009

“The Family Room,” mixed media collage, 22 x 28 in., 2009


Heart of a City Planner, mixed media collage, 12 x 18 in., 2012

“Heart of a City Planner,” mixed media collage, 12 x 18 in., 2012


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Ann Calandro is a medical editor, mixed media collage artist, and classical piano student. Her poems, short stories, and artwork have been published in various print and online venues.

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