Flax has a BA in English from Heidelberg College and an MA in Speech & Theater from the University of Michigan. She has worked in theater, film, and, for the past 20 years, in marketing and communications.
When she moved to Cape Cod in 2013, Flax revived a technique of representational collage that she originally developed in her twenties. She calls her work “Cut Paper Mosaics” as she uses entirely cut reclaimed (mostly magazine) paper, applied in brush-stroke-like patterns, which reference the natural shapes and movement in the landscapes or objects they depict. She uses her art-making as a lens through which to view her beautiful surroundings, in varying degrees of representation and abstraction.
A sample of recent national and regional juried exhibitions and shows include:
Audubon Artists, Inc., Salmagundi Club, NYC
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA
Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA
Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, (SOWA) Boston, MA
The Davis Gallery, Worcester, MA
The Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
I use entirely reclaimed paper, which I apply in what could be called a “painterly” technique. I cut each piece of paper and then layer or place it using archival glue. While the outcome of these cut paper “mosaics” may look a bit like “painting with paper,” the process of creating these representational collages presents a
Elected Member, Audubon Artists, Inc.
Gallery on Main, Falmouth, MA., Creative Hands Gallery, Osterville, MA., Woodruff Art Center, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA
Apr 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Jul 05 - Aug 13, 2018