Collage finished and approved... hooray!

Jmcdonald.waterfalltriptychThe triptych collage was recently approved by the art consultant and interior designer. At left is a view of the finished original collage. Each panel measures one foot by one foot.Here's a link to the last photo taken while it was underway, in the kitchen — where I'd moved everything so I could walk around three sides to mull over the collage under strong light, and add the finishing touches.Lately I've been posting more process photos to my Facebook page so if that's a good way for you to view my work, I'd love it if you'd "like" me there too. Click here to go there! I appreciate your interest.  

Circles: "simultaneously stable and unstable"

Janice_mcdonald.secondary  Question from Gina on my facebook fan page about the collage, "Timeline:" I see lots of images of wheels, tire tracks, circular motion, etc. Do these have particular meaning?"A: "Mostly I see them as references to the cyclical aspect of time, although now that you mention it, perhaps there was some "spinning of wheels" during that period of my life! The collage elements are open to your interpretation... that's part of what makes this so much fun."And just now, I see this great article by Natalie Angier on The Circular Nature of the Universe in the New York Times... worth reading. About the painter Vasily Kandinsky: "The circle, he wrote, is “the most modest form, but asserts itself unconditionally.” It is “simultaneously stable and unstable,” “loud and soft,” “a single tension that carries countless tensions within it.” Lovely ideas — circles and curves are recurring elements in so much of my work.The collage above, "Secondary," is a 4 x 4" study, one of 13 that was submitted to the International Collage Exchange in 2005.(P.S. If you are not already a fan of my art work on facebook, I'd be honored to have you as one!)