Thursday, April 23, 2009

New work -collage

Postcard collage #1 Asian (2009) 4 x 6 in. on board

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.

3 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Orange is a favorite color of mine, so I was immediately drawn to this work. I like the lines, the flow and the back accents. I find small collage to be a lot of fun, and it looks like you had fun with this one!

Miki Willa said...

This is utterly stunning. I love the oranges with the blacks and some blue tones, it looks like. Orange and blue are some of my favorite colors together. I look forward to seeing more of these small collages. Very inspirational.

Margaret Ryall said...

I feel like I should love orange more! Miki, what you are perceiving as blue is probably glare on the black. The piece has yellow, orange and black. I have lots more to show. Could you have an exhibition of 4x6 collages?? What fun that would be!