Saturday, January 22, 2011

Collages & Picasso

I am beginning to create a series of collages for the International Collage Show. I have entered collages in this show before, but not the last several years. I have been otherwise occupied--teaching and my day job. I am getting re-engaged. I am in awe of the focus and dedication of a real artist. I am in awe of Picasso. His collages and his focus. Incredible! As I create my collages, I will post for all to see. Some will make it others will not.

Here is my personal inspiration. A collage that is clean. It is visually interesting. There is content interest. There are only 5 pieces to this collage.  "I need to frame this collage." 

Monday, January 03, 2011


This collage began with some abstract brush strokes on mat board. The Mader Hodel found paper created bold interest, while the found black papers and leaves provided balance. The page from a writers dictionary provided intricate detail and the name of the collage, "Inconsistency". The page includes the following quote "Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature." --Addison
A person who is cold one day and hot the next is troublesome and difficult.