This British themed nostalgic collage is crafted on a base of Baltic Birch and is titled, “Mind the Gap.’ It is composed of hundreds of items that are iconic across the United Kingdom. The Royal Air Force center serves to focus your eye surrounded by the Union Jack and Gentlemen having tea. What would a toast to the UK be without a pint of beer and some music from the Beatles. The work is finished in an outer ring of poker chips featuring the London tube and ringed by a royal blue stained Baltic Birch circular frame rubbed with four coats of Tung Oil. I hunt for unique pieces from the past and assemble them into complex collages of texture and color creating “Nostalgic Art.” Although many pieces are vintage, others I create by hand. Each piece is positioned strategically to create a pattern that draws the work together. Planning takes several months for a new design. Assembly begins in the center and I work outward with construction taking place over several weeks. This piece is not sealed in resin opening it up to allow you to feel the textures as you trace your fingers over the different pieces for both a visual and tactile experience. Each work of art is handcrafted and, although they may appear similar, no two works are exactly alike making each a unique statement for your surroundings.