Thursday, April 23, 2009
New work -collage
I just wanted to play around with various papers while I was on my brief summer home visit. Collage is very portable in such situations. I have a large box of paper ends left from previous projects. I just dump the contents into a garbage bag and away I go. This is an unlikely colour scheme for me because I rarely use orange and as a matter of fact orange is my least favourite colour. I have to admit it was just right to complement the black Asian flavoured paper left over from the endpapers of a journal folder I made last year.
I plan to create a whole series of postcard collages that are influenced by the cultures of various countries I have visited or enjoy reading about. It will be fun to share these experiments with you in the coming months. While I love the colour and texture of these small studies, and making them relaxes me and frees my mind and invites playfulness into my practice, they serve a more important purpose; they give me ideas new larger work.