The Soaring Sea Turtle

The Soaring Sea Turtle by collage artist Megan Coyle
The Soaring Sea Turtle by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Soaring Sea Turtle.” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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When I was growing up, sea turtles were one of my favorite animals. I’ve only made one other sea turtle collage before, so I figured I’d give it another try while filming my process for another time lapse video. I like how quarantine has gotten me in the habit of recording my process. I’m not always really excited with the finished product, but I was pleasantly surprised with this piece.

The title for this piece was inspired by how I feel like underwater creatures almost look like they’re flying. The ocean is such a magical and strange place.

Since I took several months off from making art last year, I’ve felt a little rusty. And by working on a time lapse video every week, it’s helped me get back into the groove of making artwork.

Cuddling Turtles

Cuddling Turtles by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Cuddling Turtles.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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Another collage completed during my Visiting Artist time at the Torpedo Factory. Time is flying by – before long July will be over!

My solo show was installed this morning. I created sixteen pieces for the show, but we were only able to fit fourteen on the wall. Tomorrow’s the big day for the opening reception – I just need to take care of a little prep work tonight to get ready tomorrow. It’s crazy to think that I knew I had a solo show at the Art League Gallery back in 2008. All last year I worked on the body of work for the exhibit. And now, it’s finally up and ready to be viewed! Exciting!!