Three new collage works for the New Year: ‘Fields of Attraction’. Colourful building blocks of life coalesce, developing into a single celled organism that proceeds to divide and replicate itself.
Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.
Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.
Polaroid instant Spectra film fades from history as film production ceases and these super little cameras, like my Spectra Pro will no longer be fed. These images were made using expired 1990’s original Polaroid Spectra film peeled from pack and mounted on card.
Relieved to receive 1st Pfizer BNT vaccine yesterday, but feel a bit off today, as if Covid fatigue has briefly returned to haunt me: c’est la vie. Medicinal compound, most efficacious in every case! Fortunately a day at home today, so a chance to experiment with some collage and Lily The Pink.
Quatre études (2020): black acrylic marker on Khadi paper with some collage and overlay, A4 size.
Happy World Cyanotype Day! It’s finally here and there have been so many gorgeous entries. My cyanotype for ‘Interconnected’ has now been added to the gallery and can be viewed with all the fantastic 2020 entries and wonderfully varied forms of cyanotypes here:
https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2020/ for World Cyanotype Day. A huge thanks to Alternative Photography for hosting and let’s make this the BIGGEST World Cyanotype Day EVER!