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Jumble (or how a collage sometimes begins…)

I'm working on some big new collages for a May exhibition. This is a photo of my work surface yesterday with a 24 x 36" wood panel ready to become something new and exciting, along with a jumble of sorta-solid color elements that I'm exploring. Total chaos, and so far the collage looks completely […]


Finis: subject to interpretation

Several people have asked to see the final piece that emerged from the work I wrote about in an earlier “Chaos of collage composition” blog post.

Here’s a better view of the collage I eventually titled, “Subject to Interpretation.” Once I cleared away the chaos, it had seemed complete.

I submitted it to Spark […]


The chaos of collage composition

Took this photo of my current work in progress yesterday. It’s hard to tell where the collage begins and all the intriguing bits of paper end. For scale, the wood panel I’m working on is 10 x 10 x 1″… so there are lots of little elements being considered, set aside, ripped further, reconsidered, […]