Random Thoughts and Reconnections
This collage was one of the resulting pieces from my last demo of my intuitive collage process, but I never shown it on the blog until now. If this is your first time to read the post about the process, there are parts two and three right after that one.
And this next one is another one of those. I didn’t feel it was as successful as the rest at the time, and I guess that’s why I decided just to look at it for a while. I feel better about it now.
This is the original matrix, 24×30 inches, that provided the beginning compositions for these two collages and several more:
The process is described in detail in the three-part demo.
It’s interesting that these two collages “Hidden Memory” and “Reconnect” have titles that seem related, even though I didn’t scan the first one at the top of this post until just yesterday, and that’s when I titled it. I had forgotten about the second one until I was going through them tonight. An odd bit of reconnecting, wouldn’t you say?
And speaking of reconnecting, my annual emergence out into the local art community is coming up. I have received a prospectus in the mail for the juried show at the Kennedy Douglass Center For The Arts which happens in May. Since there is a lot of lead time, I’ve had ideas floating around in my head for what I will submit. Of course I have paintings that are fairly recent, but somehow it seems like an opportunity to do something new instead.
The show allows up to three pieces, and that invites all kinds of fantasizing about a series. It even woke me up a few nights ago, as I lay there in the dark having one idea after another. Don’t you hate when that happens? So I got up and did some art on the computer.
That led to thoughts of collage on the boxes that I usually paint on. Like these:
I have six of these just waiting for something to happen to them. Thinking more and more how much fun that would be. You won’t hear from me again about this until I decide what to do. But I’ll show you, I promise.
Have a great weekend.