Sunday, April 29, 2007

"The Habit of Saying"

The is another collage in my iris series.
The iris is printed on a piece of handmade rice paper. The rice paper provides a great transparency.
The iris provides balance and contrast to the female figure.
The text "The Habit of Saying" provides both the focal point and the title. The other papers are more about textures and color rather than context.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Here Without Him

This collage is the first in a series that I am doing that include my iris linocut.

I created this iris linocut about 2 years ago. It is an iris that I cut in a piece of linoleum. I use it with ink to create a print of an iris. I am drawn to this flower. It is delicate and beautiful. In Victorian times the iris was often thought to symbolize virginity.

I selected a print of the iris on a brown paper bag. It provides a great contrast to the woman in her fur coat and diamond jewels. I placed the other pieces of paper on top of the iris to communicate distance. The vintage letter with the text "Here Without Him" provides the title.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Their Perfidy and Lies

Perfidy means a betrayal of trust. This Collage gains it's title "Their Perfidy and Lies" from the text and picture found in a vintage magazine. The look of betrayal on the their faces drew me to the image. I cut the figures apart and then collaged them together to symbolize the divide between two people when trust is broken.
The gold leaf and rice paper add textures. The gold also provides symbolism. The found paper is picture of a women's handbag. The black color provides balance.