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STRANGER 7.0 X 13.5”

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WILDS OF MARRIED LIFE 7 . 5 X 5 . 0 ” B O O K C O L L A G E O N PA P E R


VA L L E Y O F T H E D O L L S

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A R E TA I N E D O B J E C T 10.25 X 6.0”

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WORLD AFLAME 8.0 X 8.25”

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BESSIE LANGFORD 8.0 X 8.0”

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C E R TA I N D I S TA N C E S 9.25 X 16.75”

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LEAKY ORANGE SQUARE 5.25 X 7.5”

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BUNDLE 01 5.0 X 8.0”

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P I C T U R E PA RT S 7.5 X 5.0”

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ANSWERS 6 . 7 ” X 6 . 0 ” B O O K C O L L A G E O N PA P E R


ORANGE CIRCLE 7 . 0 X 4 . 2 5 ” B O O K C O L L A G E O N PA P E R


DEFENSE/MECHANISM 1 0 . 0 ” X 1 0 . 0 ” B O O K C O L L AG E O N C A N VA S


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Melinda Tidwell 2015  

This catalog contains selected book collage works made from 2012-2015.

Melinda Tidwell 2015  

This catalog contains selected book collage works made from 2012-2015.

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