Some Friday pencil drawings developed into collage over the course of a weekend in the studio. Below is a selection of hand-cut paper collages and a few digital works.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.