this collage mixed media method is something i’ve been perfecting for over a year now.
it’s quilt work. with paper.
the crazy quilting style has a specific format. a focus point is 5 sided and the rest is built around it.
to finish a square, it is bound.
or framed. with paper.
the making of these is meditative. i really enjoy making them.
i’ve wanted to implement my photography into my collage work for some time.
I nailed this mixed media process with non-nude work pre-pandemic for a summer solo show i was preparing for. yup, an artist talk and a solo photography exhibit
that is now, very unfortunately, not happening.
the nude photographs that these are made with have been in my drawer for a long while. like years.
you know me best. there are stories within these photographs
just like the stitching is another form of narrative.
This nude piece was the first i made, in relationship to a full moon.
it reveals the reality of alone. separate corners/ spaces
and it reveals the desire, the deep desire for cherish.
this piece is different because it came from a prompt.
that prompt is where the narrative was found.
I made these 4×6 collages next.
gotta love what the back side looks like ( uh, the rainbow, not me.)
as my pattern seems to be.
i sometimes find i want to work larger.
i love the man and deer in this one. ( 8.5×11)
yes, the nude is upside down
these are the other 8.5 x 11’s, the last being the piece that is going to be in the virtual group show in Chicago opening june 5th
all are for sale of course!