Saturday, March 08, 2008

In Witness, Where of

This collage is my first attempt at a transfer technique. The collage starts with a plain pale blue background. There are layers of found paper, and of course the linocut iris. The iris is printed on the inside of a congratulations on your wedding greeting card. The paper to the left is a found legal document of some kind. It is filled with legal terms. It is the legal phrase, "In Witness, Where of" that provides the title of the collage. The contrast of a wedding as a civil legal service and a religious celebration of love has always fascinated me. I then found the picture of the woman in a current issue of Vogue. She looks dreamily in a moment of contemplation. I think that is ironic that her dreaming head is transferred over the legal terms and language.