Sunday, December 04, 2005
Illustration Friday--Blue Redux
I'm getting back into collage and it feels good. Yes, the dining room is a mess again with paints and paper everywhere, but the sense of some discovery is returning to my work, which I've sorely missed. What I used to love abut collage is that it felt organic to me somehow, as though there was a work in there you were trying to uncover. When I'm greeted with a blank piece of paper and a drawing implement, I lose that feeling and then I get lost in the process. I'm particularly liking black lately--black with anything, but particularly with blue and pink. There's a sort of stark contrast that I like.
The quote in this piece, "Learn by experience, Mrs. Kennedy," is a fragment of type left over from one of the old books I use for backgrounds. Darvin always thinks that my quotes are strange, but I like the non sequitur quality that sometimes emerges. It's part of that discovery process, too.
Posted by Lovekandinsky at 8:52 PM