Tuesday, March 27, 2012
OM.2012.101 - Suzé Gilbert-Maroc - USA - postcard collage
When I was young I watched my Polish great-grandmother gather scraps of old worn-out clothing and by sewing those pieces together, create a utilitarian quilt. Inspired by her patience in cutting and stitching, collage brings together those disparate elements of cast- off fragments of life, whether it be magazines, clothing, letters, or books.The process of creating a new dialogue by incorporating pieces of paper into a cohesive whole is a meditative process for me, and one that continues to engage me as printed matter declines in our technological present life.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Materials used include: Old deeds, music, thread, gold leaf, acrylic, perspex, acetate, photographs, pattern paper.
The work shares themes dealt with in much of my art, those of spirituality and the impermanence of life. This specific piece looks at the presence of ancestors known and unknown in our lives the legacy of unknown history that becomes part of the fabric of our lives.
OM.2012.097 - Marina Bancroft - The Blue Eye- 2007 - 16” x 16” x 5/8” - Collage on canvas
- I have to play with the materials at hand, moving the bits and pieces around, until they settle into their spots, and then stay there. Somehow, the resulting image makes sense to me. I never know how or why it all comes together, but collage is the way through.
OM.2012.096 Rebecca Swanson Time Passages
Collage allows my subconscious mind to become conscious thinking. In Time Passages,
I am pondering human relationships and the fragility of life. We are all in a never ending shifting, growing, changing, dying cycle. In this piece, I use discarded paintings, pen and ink drawings and color copies.
OM.2012.094 - Ellen Alt - USA
Collage is my baseline, history and foundation. It is where I spring off from and bounce back to. It is all about the mixing: the endless combinations of papers, natural elements next to abstract ones and fine art with everyday objects. I arrange materials like paint and then pour wax and epoxy resin. My goal is forming cohesion though spontaneity and play.