Collages
Pete Seligman Collages Newspaper pictures and text & acrylic on wood
QAnon Beliefs
2021
Newspaper pictures and text & acrylic on wood
18.5" x 10"

Text on five panels:
Paddling the Rappahannock / brings your heart up to the 18th and 19th centuries / you could disappear down these things / slowly and quietly / thinking about it / I was up all last night besmirching an entire bag of Cheetos.

There’s a literary term called flabbergasted honking / in Moby Dick a novel about an underground race through Indiana and Missouri / a mob of ceramic election people / ping-pong up and down / pissing off the Earth’s magnetic field.

If you smack with a time hammer / there are cracks in the past and present / that can mix in the melt moving future / I don’t know how / But what we think we know is / it spills out into the sea of stumbled meatloaf and mac and cheese space.

The first results are really beautiful / watch very carefully / when you’re dangling in a complicated topography / life is simplified to hoboing to Memphis with a woman wearing a sandwich.

A Reporter:
Across the country / squirting out everywhere / arena Americans are on television squandering the promise of intelligence / this has all the makings of a behavior dislocation torpedo / and frankly the pushback don’t seem to lambast in outreach.
Pete Seligman Collages Oatmeal box top, chopstick instructions, acrylic on panel
Oatmeal Box Top
2020
Oatmeal box top, chopstick instructions, acrylic on panel
11" x 14"

Text on left:
This is a light at the end of the hubbub of all the wrong ways-- / It's shutdown beautiful and unfathomable so now / we can translate the language of wave after wave of no end in sight / into everyday oxygen language.
Text on right:
You start thinking: Okay! Look at the--the clockwork facts. Look at the / sliding glass doors that look like blue capacity morning underwear / Look around It's a fine line almost touching the landscape / This is really going to timetable deepen down here.
Pete Seligman Collages collage, acrylic paint on masonite
What a Mess
2020
collage, acrylic paint on masonite
12" x 24"

His text:
I have run out of a distinctive distinction/
We live in a world / Mix all that together / What a mess./ In this life I have lived / it's never the right time/ I have 10 fingers / I'm capable of understanding / I'm here / But / in my mind / it's not / whiz-bang clear.

Her text:
I was like, what / He's been doing this all year / What just happened? / Why am I paying attention / Who is this guy? / The ripples of consequence / must be / smeared with / unfixable / backbone / None of the algorithms predicted this / The mess is compounded / Yet here we are.
Pete Seligman Collages Oatmeal box top, newspaper, acryic on wood
Two Atmospheress
2020
Oatmeal box top, newspaper, acryic on wood
10.25" x 16"

TEXT LEFT:
There's a hiccup of silence along the coast /
as we are moving into an anonymous and wondering moment /
But my hurricane questions come splintering into tipping point language / as we continue slipping through waves of muscle weakness.
TEXT RIGHT:
I open my door and run outside to see an overstuffed episode / a fast-moving fire of Tuesday evening distance /
Beyond how weird that statement is, similar language is employed by drumbeat /
it's hands-on and one-to-one--I will pass all this along.
Pete Seligman Collages acrylic & collage
Little Gidding
2020
acrylic & collage
16 in. x 13 in.

Text from T.S. Eliot's "Little Gidding":

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Pete Seligman Collages collage, acrylic, graphite on wood
New Uses For Macaroni (No. 16)
2020
collage, acrylic, graphite on wood
3 in. x 8 in.
Pete Seligman Collages acrylic, collage, oil, cold wax medium on wood
Fishing
2020
acrylic, collage, oil, cold wax medium on wood
12.25 in. x 10.25 in.
Pete Seligman Collages collage & acrylic paint on wood panel
Make Me Great Again
2020
collage & acrylic paint on wood panel
9" x 12"
Pete Seligman Collages collage & acrylic on wood
Even the Waiting Room is Dangerous
2019
collage & acrylic on wood
12 in. x 24 in.
Pete Seligman Collages Oil and collage on wood
Distance
2018
Oil and collage on wood
10 in. x 24 in.
Pete Seligman Collages Collage and acrylic on wood
We Have a History
2019
Collage and acrylic on wood
11.5 in. x 16.5 in.

Text: "We have a history of canceled restaurant plans."
Pete Seligman Collages Collage, bra underwire, and acrylic on canvas
The Image After the Dream
2019
Collage, bra underwire, and acrylic on canvas
12.5 in. x 12.5 in.
Pete Seligman Collages Collage and acrylic on wood
Guests Misbehaving
2019
Collage and acrylic on wood
12 in. x 16.25 in.
Pete Seligman Collages Collage and acrylic on wood
What & Where
2019
Collage and acrylic on wood
16 in. x 10 in.
Pete Seligman Collages Collage and acrylic on wood
Public Service Announcement
2019
Collage and acrylic on wood
12 in. x 19 in