"The One That Was The First" is the first collage in this series that questions the nature of drawing. If a drawing is taken apart and re-assembled into 50 small works of art, is it still a drawing?

Like a puzzle, every single piece in each of the 50 works - if brought back together would form its original sheet. Because no two pieces are identical, there will be some variations in composition. Each collaged drawing has handsewn details on the corners.

These works can be displayed multiple ways depending on the preferences of the owner. Because of the squared shape of this piece, it can also be hung in a diamond configuration or squared off. The frame is also deep enough to sit on a surface without hanging. It is numbered and signed on the front and on the back and comes with a velvet bag and a handwritten certificate of authenticy on Crane Engraved Stationery in its own gift box. 

The final display measurements are approximately 8 inches x 8 inches. 

Framing is included in the price. Please allow additional time for delivery. Shipping charges will be calculated based on its destination.


The One That Was The First

  • Specifications

    Materials used include:

    • Legion Lenox Cotton Drawing Paper
    • Color pencil brands Prismacolor, Prang, Faber-Castell and Derwent
    • Shatterproof UV Acrylic in wood frame in white

    Final size of piece is approximately
    8 inches x 8 inches 

  • Returns

    Due to the handmade nature of these pieces, there are no returns. 

  • Care Instructions

    It is recommended that the piece remain in tact in its original frame for the purposes of preservation. If re-framing is required, please consult a professional art service that specializes in archiving and restoration.

    The UV acrylic should not be spray with any type of chemical cleaner or solvent as this will ruin the framing. It is recommended that a clean microfiber cloth be used for dust and fingerprints.

    Though the Acrylic is resistant to harmful UV rays, please do not hang in direct sunlight. An Interior wallspace with indirect light or museum quality lighting is recommended.

  • Shipping

    This piece ships from the United States. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing. Tracking information will be provided upon shipping.