Todd Monaghan, 1998, 45"/72"/1", pastel and acrylic on picture collage.
Everglades, a collage created by Monaghan after visiting the Everglads, was made in 1998 early in his art making career. At the time Monaghan was still painting directly on collages which were his initial works in art making. This piece hints of the introduction of themes that continue in his work to this day. Those being faces and spirits hidden and exposed in the work as well as energy and light flow. At the left-hand side of the piece is an early self portrait of Monaghan wearing his glasses and looking on.