Robert Patrick Haldeman: Torn Paper Portraits
Robert Patrick Haldeman’s collection of intricately detailed and incredibly accurate collage portraits, made from torn paper as the exhibit’s title implies, will be on display throughout the month of June at Mulberry Art Studios. The exhibit opens with a First Friday reception from 5pm-9pm on June 5th, during which time the public is invited to come out and meet this talented and unique artist. Torn Paper Portraits will also be available for viewing during regular gallery hours, on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.
Torn Paper Portraits centers around portraits of famous living and dead celebrities done in torn magazine paper and type about each one. The process of torn paper came by accident in Haldeman’s senior year at Pennsylvania School of Art & Design. Haldeman did not want paint his self-portrait so his professor suggested a collage. The rest is history! Haldeman loves working in this medium because it's unusual and because the added type allows him to add a personal history to each piece. “Take Illustration and Graphic Design and fine Art, add some recycled bristol paper and glue sticks and old magazines and don’t forget the actual drawing… stir and serve and frame and wait,” muses Haldeman on the creation process.