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New Life – New Year

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.

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art collage printmaking

Recycle, metamorphosis and re-construct

Throughout our Monday Drawing Club zoom meeting I was collaging cuttings from some old woodblock prints, re-arranging & re-imagining connections between inked/non-inked papers. The motto ‘I have everything I need’ encourages an environmentally sound method of working, re-cycling previously used papers, that for one reason or another may not have been fulfilling their optimum potential. Now re-aligned they present some new and exciting possibilities of direction.
Three pieces collaged during the evening session are presented here:

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art collage

Fabric Friday

Recent Fridays in the studio have been wonderful collage inspired days, raiding my colleague’s fabric box to explore a selection of linens, cottons and silks. These three material based mixed-media collages developed over the past few weeks and were finally mounted onto 300g paper yesterday. All are approximately A2 in size un-framed.

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art collage

March collages

A few quick sketches that committed some ideas to paper have recently been influencing the layout and development of three new paper cut-out collages.

There is a light that never goes out: hand-cut paper collage, A4 size, 2021
Strawberry Ice: collage, A4 size, 2021
Colour Insertion: hand-cut paper collage. A4 size, 2021
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art collage photography

Beyond the frame

Beyond the frame: a developing series of experimental collages expanding around Polaroid instant film images. Drawing upon a diverse range instant photographic materials, including Polachrome/Polapan slide, SX70 and type100 film bases, these mixed-media works seek to expand a view beyond the confines/borders of original instant photographs.

Cube: Polachrome 35mm slide
White Mountain: Polapan 35mm slide
House of Veils: Polapan 35mm slide

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art image

La mélancolie cyanotypes

Recent sunshine has aided the development of some new image making using cyanotype treated cotton fabric with its rich deep ultramarine hues. The photograms collectively connect with a sense of loss, of passing and quiet melancholy that can be glimpsed lying just under the surface of contemporary experience. This is not so much about sorrowful songs but more the realisation of the existence of a new reality: the ‘new normal’. Ideas and images develop against the backdrop of a contemplative blues tinted landscape.

We Fade – cyanotype on cotton fabric: an inevitable metamorphosis from youth to decay, played by evergreen magnolia leaves.
Les Vagues – cyanotype on cotton fabric: the waves continuously roll in on a tide. They have done so long before we arrived, rolling constantly throughout life, and will continue long after we depart.
Les fleurs du silence – cyanotype on cotton fabric: A lone stem in death still holds on to the memory of tiny flowers against a backdrop of bare inanimate stems that fade into the silent shadows.

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