Wednesday, March 21, 2007

First Husband

Another collage that did not make the cut for the collage exchange.
The inspiration was the found text that also provides the title "First Husband".
I find the idea of the title cynical and realistic at the same time.
I selected found paper that would provide a interesting palette. I the kissing couple photo is black and white. This sets them apart from the rest of the collage. I decided to tear the couple into strips to provide interest and foreboding.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


I created this collage for entry into The 9th International Collage Exhibit and Exchange. I decided to not include this collage in my selections, because I could not part with it.
I started the collage with this a mottling of black over red for the background. This color served as the inspiration for selecting other papers. The flowered paper and the gold paper provide interest and richness. The vintage advertisement adds interest and context. The found picture of the woman echos the nostalgia of the advertisement. I added the calling card to provide repetition and balance.
The title comes from the number 25 at the bottom of the advertisement. The young woman was also located on page 25 of the catalogue.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

How Many Ways Can A Man Pay A Debt

This my thirteenth and final collage for The 9th International Collage Exhibit and Exchange.
The background provides mood and texture in this collage.
The layers of paper provide different colors and patterns.
I used a found piece of text from a old math textbook. It provides the title "How Many Ways Can A May Pay A Debt".
I placed the vintage photo against the image of the young woman to provide contextual contrast.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Forty Broad Street

This my twelfth collage for The 9th International Collage Exhibit and Exchange.
The inspiration for this collage is the found picture of a woman on her way to somewhere. She is in the midst of moving something. She is waving at someone or possibly hailing a taxi. Her stance implies movement. I used the music to provide a symbolic rhythm or beat.
The neutral palette allows the woman to be the viewer's focus. The splash of sliver red provides interest and balance.