One-of-a-kind, original artwork for you, or a loved one.
Gabe creates his images in cut-paper collage style, which borrows from his painting technique, each tiny piece of paper placed with a care that mimics the brush stroke.
Gabe begins each work by studying and sketching the animal, and then cuts a palette of colors from National Geographic magazines, whose archival quality photos lend themselves to this use. He builds the birds sliver by sliver, until the feathers, feet, beaks, and eyes take on a three-dimensional, almost sculptural quality.
Gabe's commissioned works hang in many states, including Colorado, Washington, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Arizona, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and of course, Alaska.
Most people approach Gabe with the idea for a specific bird that has meaning for them or for a loved one. The collages make wonderful gifts for momentous occasions, such as the birth of a child, a wedding, birthdays, or graduations. Gabe loves getting to closely study birds in order to depict them in unusual ways, and, most of all, making art that helps people celebrate their connection to the natural world.