ANGELDOG...A TRUE STORY
I
HAVE
BIPOLAR
DISORDER
I
AM
EITHER
HAPPY
OR
SAD
OR
BOTH
AT THE SAME TIME
TODAY
MY
 DOG
DID
STARE
AT
ME
AS
I
SAT
DOWN
TO
CRY
BUT
THEN
I
THOUGHT
I
HEARD
MY
DOG
JUST
SAY
LOOK
UP
IN
THE
SKY
SO
I
LOOKED
UP
IN
THE
SKY
TO
SEE
AN
ANGEL
FLYING
BY
BUT
THEN
I
HEARD
MY
DOG
JUST
SAY
WE LOVE YOU
PLEASE DON'T CRY
AS
THE
ANGEL
WAVED
GOODBYE
AND
THIS
IS
WHERE
I
LIVE
WHERE
I
HANG
OUT
IN
MY
PINK
KITCHEN
WHERE
I
HANG
OUT
WITH
MY
STUFFED
ANIMAL
FRIENDS
AND
THESE
ARE
MY
FRIENDS
I
MAKE




SEATTLE TIMES
...Above all, however, go to see the marvelous Donna Collins. Collins also resides in Michigan, albeit in Kalamazoo. Collins makes impressively innocent yet inventive work.
Her materials are a mixed bag of delights: glitter and brown wrapping paper, tempera paints and sewing notions. Her bright, exuberant 3-D pieces are framed in vintage windows; their funky wit and brilliant palette is truly irresistible.
Yet her art has rigor; its humor and its upbeat brilliance are double-edged. This has been recognized by her growing cult of collectors, which include the actresses Susan Sarandon, Roseanne, Lisa Loeb, Darcy from Smashing Pumpkins, as well as their fellow L.A. resident Courtney Love. If you feel like joining their ranks, make sure you get to the Garde Rail early.
Copyright (c) 1999 Seattle Times Company by Cynthia Ross