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: