“Making Up For Lost Time” Collage: paper and photographic elements on card
I have been merrily working away at this project in a measured kind of way. It has been interesting to work with collage in a much bigger way than I have ever done before with some at A1 and one almost A0, though most are around the 50cm x 50cm mark. I have found that some have taken much more time than I ever could have imagined – just physically gluing and trimming takes proportionately longer to ensure everything is just right.
The reason I chose to do the project was to give me a focus. Having been out of the studio for a while I was stacked up with ideas and didn’t want to be flip-flopping about. Well that didn’t work: the project is spawning more ideas than ever and it’s difficult to focus on any of it.
However, I am happy with the direction things are going and I have quite a few pieces on the go and working well (plus a few that don’t want to go the way I hoped!) I have been blogging about the process on a-n so you can read more about it there. Below are some of the collages to date. I’ll create a page with all of them when the project is complete.
“Keep an eye on Otto”
Paper, card, photograph and photographic elements 30.5cm x 41cm
“There’s Possibly No Way To Say This”
Collage of photographic elements on board 30.5cm x 41cm
“They Had No Right”
Collage and photograph on gessoed board 30.5cm x 40.7cm
“Abstract Drawings for Dummies III: The Ordering Machine”
Collage, pencil, ink, Inktense and photographic elements on Snowdon cartridge 59cm x 84cm
I’ll Find You In A Minute Or Two
Collage of photographic elements, paper and ink on textured gessoed board 50cm x 50cm
Inktense pencils on recycled Indian ledger paper with Polycolor pencil on gessoed board 30.5cm x 40.7cm
“Sometimes There’s Very Little Point”
Watercolour & handmade paper on textured gessoed card 50x50cm
Photographic elements, charcoal, graphite and acrylic on textured gessoed card 50cm x 50cm
“Nobody Knew The Cure”
Collage – paper, graphite, charcoal, and photographic elements on gessoed board 30.5cm x 40.7cm
“Two Blacks Don’t Make A White”
Collage: photograph and acrylic on paper on gessoed board 30cm x 30cm
“Gone The Days Of Rainbows”
Collage: acrylic on paper and photograph on gessoed board 30cm x 30cm