Book Art Pieces

Book Art Pieces

Title: Lola ng Lolo
Medium: Felt pen, Ink, Aquarelle, Acrylic, and Davy Board
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 4 ” x 4″ x 1.5″

Title: Queen of Hearts
Medium: Ink, Playing Cards, Masking Tape, and Collage on Davy Board
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 2″ x 1.5″ x 2″

Title: Jumping Through Hoops in the Apocalypse
Medium: Conte Crayon, Gouache, Felt Pens, Sharpie, Ink, Highlighter, and Paper Collage
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 2″ x 4″ x 1/4″​

Title: Safety or Sanity, Pledge or Vanity
Medium: Acrylic, Felt Pens, and Paper Collage on Davy Board
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ x 1″​

Title: Cabin Fever
Medium: Gesso, Conte Crayons, Highlighter, Paint Pens, Spray Paint on Paper Collage
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 2.5″ x 5″ x 1/2″​

Title: Diamond in the Rough
Medium: Playing Cards, Cardstock on Davy Board
Date: 2020
Dimensions: 3″ x 1.5″ x 1″​

Renee Maderazo


While my artwork crosses multiple mediums, they all share in the devotion to this mantra: creative expression is tied to the exploration of identity. I adore the ability to work with rough materials, and the struggle to impart my vision into it.  In many ways I feel as though the process of building up and breaking down on birchwood boards, sheets of paper, and layers of paint, is parallel to my personal journey of self discovery and internal validation. Over the course of my life, I’ve needed to overcome mental hurdles large and small, obstacles as common as  finding one’s place in modern society, to crises as complex as managing gender dysphoria. As a result, I strive to weave the iconography and the colors that best represent my community as well as my identity into the composition of my pieces. Although, my connection to my artwork extends throughout the creative process. Every flick of the wrist, every segment of a line, every splattering of paint, and every cycle of the printing press grounds me to the practice and is my way of expression. Art is a cathartic source of self-reflection and provides a level of insight into the world around me and the role I play in it.