Photograph of Artist S TOFU
S TOFU
San Francisco, California - United States



Original Artworks (20)

S Tofu; Mount Diablo Oaks, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mount Diablo State Park, California ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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S Tofu; Pierce Point Fence, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Point Reyes National Seashore ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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S Tofu; Hidden Landscape, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  With collagescapes, I begin with a painting on paper.  I create proportional fields of different colors to represent a particular landscape.  The painting is then cut up into small pieces for a collage where they are reconfigured into various patterns.  The finished piece may appear abstract, but ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2014
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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S Tofu; Grand Canyon Collagescape, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241    With collagescapes, I begin with a painting on paper.  I create proportional fields of different colors to represent a particular landscape.  The painting is then cut up into small pieces for a collage where they are reconfigured into various patterns.  The finished piece may appear abstract, but ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2014
36 x 12 inches (91.4 x 30.5 cm)
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S Tofu; Surf, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 24 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241   With collagescapes, I begin with a painting on paper.  I create proportional fields of different colors to represent a particular landscape.  The painting is then cut up into small pieces for a collage where they are reconfigured into various patterns.  The finished piece may appear abstract, but ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2014
24 x 6 inches (61.0 x 15.2 cm)
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S Tofu; San Francisco Map Collagescape, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  With collagescapes, I begin with a painting on paper.  I create proportional fields of different colors to represent a particular landscape.  The painting is then cut up into small pieces for a collage where they are reconfigured into various patterns.  The finished piece may appear abstract, but ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2014
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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S Tofu; Beer By Any Name, 2013, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  From a new series of beer- themed, mixed media art made from beer packaging and other beeraphernalia.  This is a series of work using repurposed material that did not get a chance to make it to the recycling bin.  The show will include collages made from six ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2013
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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S Tofu; Selections From The 2011 ..., 2011, Original Mixed Media, 4 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241   mixed media on canvas each 4x4 inches        ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
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S Tofu; Laundry, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 4 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241  mixed media on canvas each 4x4 inches       ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
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S Tofu; Art, It Is What Is For Dinner, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 4 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241  Meat art, acrylic on canvas each 4x4 inches      ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
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S Tofu; 2011 Project Fan Soap, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 4 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241   mixed media on canvas each 4x4 inches     ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
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S Tofu; The First 24 From The 201..., 2007, Original Mixed Media, 4 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241  mixed media on canvas each 4x4 inches    ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2007
4 x 4 inches (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
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S Tofu; Spring Cactus, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 19 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241   acrylic on paper   ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
19 x 23 inches (48.3 x 58.4 cm)
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S Tofu; Joshua Tree National Park..., 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic on paper  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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S Tofu; Tree Top Map, 2004, Original Collage, 20 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241    Mixed media map collage   ...
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Original Collage, 2004
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
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S Tofu; Ocean Wave Zig Zag, 2006, Original Collage, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Mixed media map collage...
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Original Collage, 2006
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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S Tofu; Cross Streets, 2010, Original Collage, 15 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mixed media map collage ...
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Original Collage, 2010
15 x 30 inches (38.1 x 76.2 cm)
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S Tofu; Late Afternoon Light, Yosemite, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches.
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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S Tofu; Virgin Of Guadalupe, 2007, Original Mixed Media, 10 x 20 inches.
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Original Mixed Media, 2007
10 x 20 inches (25.4 x 50.8 cm)
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S Tofu; Obama Map, 2008, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 16 inches.
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Original Mixed Media, 2008
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Artist Statement

My artwork has two main focuses; mixed media collage and landscape painting. I have always used old maps in my collages and incorporated map inspired ideas into my art. In January of 2001, I experimented with a collage using only maps. The success of the experiment and the resulting piece changed the direction of my work. Much of the map work takes its inspiration from other traditional art forms using repetitive patterns, in particular quilts and other textiles. In 2009 the patterns used in my collage work started to take on a more painterly appearance. In 2011 I spent the entire year creating a large-scale piece called the 2011 Project. Essentially I created a map of the year by making a piece of art on each and every day of 2011. The work is made up of 365 individual, mixed media pieces, each 4"x4" (10x10 cm) in size. In many ways the 2011 Project was also my sketchbook for future work. I experimented with new materials and subject matter for many of the 365 pieces. Those ideas have been playing out since 2011. 2012 saw a solo show that was a travel-themed mixed media installation called Imagining Val Travel. In 2013 I created a series beer-themed mixed media work for a solo show in San Francisco. In the summer of 2014 I exhibited a new series of collagescapes in a show in San Francisco. With collagescapes, I begin with a painting on paper. I create proportional ...