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“Renewed” – Collage with Weathered Papers

June 9, 2010

“Renewed” – Collage, weathered papers
image 8 x 8″ on 14 x 11″ Archival Paper

These weathered and eroded papers lend themselves to richness and complexity. Many of them were practically laminated together and require careful separation, in the process creating even more interesting tears and ragged edges. Some of the edges were ragged already, because of the exposure to the elements and probably wildlife.

I feel that the papers are works of art in themselves, aided by nature. But the choosing and arrangement of them gives me the feeling that I am a participant in these nature-made works.

I have chosen a theme of renewal and rebirth for this series.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2010 4:00 pm

    Lovely, Martha: both the work and its theme. Hope you get much enjoyment from working wth the renewed papers. They are delectable.

  2. Sandra permalink
    June 9, 2010 5:57 pm

    I see it as a very smart tote bag with a dark bow on top. It is fascinating to see how your papers have turned out and what you are doing with them.

    • June 10, 2010 2:33 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying the outcomes, Sandra. I haven’t exhausted the possibilities yet.

  3. June 9, 2010 5:59 pm

    You are on a very philosophical journey here and we are frail individuals. You pages are lovely in themselves and the journey they will open for you is miraculous when your hand touches Nature’s silent but powerful marks. Awesome collaboration dear friend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    • June 10, 2010 2:37 pm

      More so than I had imagined when I went into this , Mary Helen. It brings up all kinds of thoughts about fragility and redemption. Of course a lot of it has to do with our current environmental disaster. But even that puts the rest into perspective.

  4. Patte permalink
    June 10, 2010 5:25 am

    There is a translucent and softer feel to these that is very appealing. Love them! Patte

  5. June 12, 2010 9:33 am

    Love these.

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