Or stood on her head, I'm not sure which. This is collage, paint, ballpoint pen and ink (drips). It was made during the workshop I gave at Summit ArtSpace last Saturday. Mostly. The hand with the rose and the red paper with the circles were added later.
OK, so I censored the political parts, but that is what I want here, plus condensing world events into 2 or so sentences renders them semi-ridiculous if not vacuous. So the offending sentences are out. If you want to read politic screeds, head on over to my FB page where my political id has set up residence.
March page for the journal, but only the cat gets to read the unexpurgated version. I'm not quite sure why the big black shape is there. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
As you can plainly see, my comp now includes just 6 of the stitched pieces. The others were victims of too much red tissue paper and will have to compost for awhile before I know what to do with them. Or as my friend Bill says about his cooking, "....let the flavors marry." The irregular rectangles on the corners are tulle. These small collages are still very busy but it's working better. This may or may not be finished.
The project I had planned to photograph and put here (yesterday) is giving me fits. All the pieces and parts were glued onto a layered substrate and I started pushing papers around, it looked encouraging so went ahead and glued them. Alas! It turned out not to be so encouraging. I tried some chine colle with red tissue, that didn't work either. So I cut it apart as a last resort. Now instead of 12 there will be 6 parts, that presumably will work better. Made another substrate and now we shall see......I'm hoping for a happy ending to this artistic tale of suspense, but you never know. Pictures tomorrow. Maybe.
This is the last for pieces and parts though I have more. Today is busy with appt.s and running around and my mother's art lesson (she's cranking out 4-5 drawings/paintings a week) so I won't have much time to get the big composite version together. With any luck, it should be up about Wednesday or so. I'm also working on a collaborative project with some phenomenal artists and the theme is "Heaven" so those pics will appear a bit later too.
Dressed like the queen and posed like a cowgirl, what an odd, but appealing combination. The photo image is from Tammy's group, papers from here and there and Uncle Mitch. She appears to be standing over her kingdom in Cincinnati, doesn't she?
I heard the Buddhist notion about everything being on fire with desire once and translated that into everything being simply on fire. The notion comes out here in my choice of flame and smoke shapes. Collage and thread, photo of Tammy's ancestors, bible pages, numbers from Brenda's Uncle Mitch.
It turns out upon closer inspection that the photo I thought was a school grouping is actually a community group of some sort because I recognized my great-great grandmother Lutz in part of the shot. That was a surprise. All the pieces are done and glued onto an 18x12 format but the looseness of the edges isn't quite right. It will be done sometime next week.....until then, enjoy this brief moment of spring!