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collage journeys by Jane Davies: Scraps


 I appear to be obsessive about scraps nowadays. They bring to mind the particles from explosions (suppose Ukraine), fragments of lives washed up on a seaside from a airplane crash or shipwreck. But additionally the piecing collectively of worn out scraps to make one thing helpful or lovely (suppose quilts within the conventional sense).

This and the following two photographs are the ‘elements’ that I am making, that are then lower up and reassembled.

These include painted papers, gel prints, discovered papers, and repurposed ‘items’.

Although these have a random look, I do take note of various the size of the items, and the size of the patterns, textures, and marks on the little bits.

This work in course of combines one of many ‘collage quilts’ (lower edited) with one other work in course of. 20″x20″ on wooden panel.

Comparable in course of to the above piece. Each are works in course of.

Collage quilts mixed and edited over a portray, 20″x20″

This one is completed. Ta DA!! 24″x24″ on wooden panel.
4″x6″ window mat. Attempting to see some potentialities of up-close tiny collages on this and the following two photographs.



An alternative choice I am contemplating is ‘floating’ these reassembled scraps as ‘maps’ or continents, with a number of area round them.

Similar as above.

This course of was impressed by my workshop, The Visible Sentence, which I taught in January in Tucson (hosted by MISA) and likewise at Hudson River Valley Artwork Workshops final June. The scholar work was wonderful. 

Right here is a few pupil work from January (click on the Fb icon to see the submit):


And that is from Final June:



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