Friday, January 26, 2007
I have been really intrigued and inspired by foreign languages for a long time. The written word has been used in this collage. From ancient writings to contemporary Spanish, Arabic and Greek. This is an 8 X 10 painting using image transfers, sealed with gloss medium.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I have been working on my collage exchange pieces since the beginning of the year. The progress has been slower than I anticipated due to some studio reorganization. I accidentally fell into a series called the Babel Series. This relates to the tower of Babel in the Bible and I feel is current because of a recent film of that title. I believe conflicts can be avoided if we learn to understand each other. My fascination with languages began many years ago. As a child I used to make up my own languages. Having the ability to travel to foreign countries has also fueled my interest in languages and communication.
The first piece is called Babel I, It is on canvas with image transfers and measures 4 X 6. The second image is called How Do I Look? It is 4 X 6 and is on canvas, with acrylic and magazine clips glued onto the base. Enjoy!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Completion of this collage is a good feeling since it has been on the table for about a year awaiting the right components. It was an original watercolor that was collaged with the Egyptian figure then photocopied with altered coloring. This summer while in Florida I collaged tissue paper and tinted it with blues that effect me from looking at the ocean. This seemed to be the right support for the rest. The completed piece has been covered with gloss medium. Final size 7 X 9 will be glued onto an 8 X 10 matboard and mailed with the rest of the Baker's Dozen to New Zealand.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Variations On A Theme: 6" X 7" Music pages collaged onto a bristol board. Glued with gloss medium and sealed with gloss medium. This is a piece that was inspired by my days of practising piano as a kid. I didn't like practicing the routine exercises. Yet I loved hearing piano pieces by Paganini. There was a piece called Variations on a theme by Paganini. Thus the title. I had considered titling it 5 easy pieces like the move of several years ago.