Self-Portrait: Across the Years

JAMES PANNABECKER, ARTIST, WELCOMES YOU

The innovative work of Virginia artist, James Pannabecker, invites exploration.

 

Artists's Statement

On September 26, 2017, I began to draw. Until then, I dwelled in words, first as a lawyer, then as an author of lawyerly materials. In 1998, I turned to poetry, thinking the time had come to learn how to describe more important concepts. I have written poetry ever since, with excursions into prose, even as the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” pulled at my heartstrings.


Since my first drawing in 2017, no day has been complete without creating something visual. If I were to formulate a mission statement, it would be something like: “I want to create works of art that portray my own eccentric vision of life.” 


I like to compare my work to poetry and music. Like them, it presents repetition and rhythm. Also like them, it almost miraculously appears in a vision to its creator.

Not long ago, one of my brothers-in-law said, "James, you know all that effort we put into stamp collecting? Those stamps are virtually worthless, even those in mint condition and first day covers." Have I proved him wrong? Check out my postage stamp collages.

 

POSTAGE STAMP COLLAGES

These collages are made of used postage stamps.

Self-Portrait: Across the Years
Self-Portrait: Across the Years

11" x 14" Postage Stamp Collage, Watercolor, and Archival Ink, $650

press to zoom
If Music Be the Food of Love
If Music Be the Food of Love

11" x 14" Postage Stamp Collage with Archival Ink, $650

press to zoom
The Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge

11" x 14" Postage Stamp Collage, $1200

press to zoom
Junkyard
Junkyard

11" x 14" Watercolor and Postage Stamp Collage, $600

press to zoom
House Mountain Express
House Mountain Express

Postage stamp collage, 11" x 14," 1" black frame with 2" mat, $1,200

press to zoom
House Mountain City 2050
House Mountain City 2050

11" x 14" Postage Stamp Collage, 1" dark brown frame, 2" mat, $1,400

press to zoom
No Person is an Island--Donne/COVID-19
No Person is an Island--Donne/COVID-19

Postage Stamp Collage, 11" x 14," 1" dark brown frame, 2" mat, $1,200

press to zoom
Concert at House Mountain
Concert at House Mountain

28" x 21" postage stamp collage with watercolor, 1 1/4" black frame, 2" mat, $1,250

press to zoom
"The gates are open--/yet there're bars/at each gate"
"The gates are open--/yet there're bars/at each gate"

Postage Stamp Collage, 22" x 16," black frame, 2" side mat, 3" top and bottom mat, 1" black frame, $1200

press to zoom
Protest
Protest

Postage Stamp Collage and Watercolor, 18" x 14," 1" dark brown frame, 2" mat, $650

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 8
Mountain Landscape 8

Postage stamp collage, 22" x 16," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $1,350

press to zoom
Hunger Pains
Hunger Pains

Postage Stamp Collage, 15" x 12," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $1,200

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 4
Mountain Landscape 4

Postage Stamp Collage, 22" x 13," framed with 2" mat, 1" frame, $1,200

press to zoom
After the Table Has Been Cleared
After the Table Has Been Cleared

16" x 22" Postage Stamp Collage, $1,200

press to zoom
After-Dinner Entertainment
After-Dinner Entertainment

22" x 16" Postage Stamp Collage, $1,200

press to zoom
Carnal Worship
Carnal Worship

Postage Stamp Collage, 15" x 12," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $1200

press to zoom
Banyan Tree Waterfall
Banyan Tree Waterfall

Postage stamp collage, 15" x 12," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $900

press to zoom
Horn of Plenty
Horn of Plenty

11" x 14" Postage Stamp Collage, $500

press to zoom
 
 

LANDSCAPES

Mountain Landscape 1
Mountain Landscape 1

Watercolor, 14" x 10," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $350

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 2
Mountain Landscape 2

Watercolor, 14" x 10," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $350

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 3
Mountain Landscape 3

Watercolor, 28" x 20," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $650

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 5
Mountain Landscape 5

Watercolor on yupo, 28" x 18," unframed, $650

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 4
Mountain Landscape 4

Postage Stamp Collage, 22" x 13," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $1,200

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 6
Mountain Landscape 6

Watercolor on cold-press watercolor paper, 18" x 12," unframed, $300

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 7
Mountain Landscape 7

Watercolor on yupo, 28" x 18," unframed, $650

press to zoom
Mountain Landscape 8
Mountain Landscape 8

Postage stamp collage, 22" x 16," 1" black frame, 2" mat, $1,350

press to zoom
 

ALCOHOL INK ON YUPO

Cello-Bass Duet
Waiting
Tied Up
Cellist
Banyan Tree
Banyan Strings
Lovers
 

WATERCOLOR SKETCHES

COVID-19 Ballroom Dancing
Are You on the Green Team?
The Runner's Worst Nightmare
Moving On
Thistle Time
Elder Abuse
Junebug
Junebug Happier
Let Us Be Free Together
Dwarf Gray Sugar Blossoms
Chasing Shadows
Mr. Peony
Under a Lamppost
Not Male
Chip
Sour Cherries
Cherry-Covered Chocolate
 

CONTACT

445 Arnolds Valley Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579

(540) 460-8886

Thanks for submitting!

Wet Paintbrushes