I'm not certain it will show up with this resolution, but this fresh and springy work has a nearly invisible message punched into the lighter green scraps.....the names of a variety of unsafe agricultural methods. Hence, the title....a play on Rachel Carson's book, SILENT SPRING. I can only hope Rachel will forgive me.
Experimenting here with random cuts of text on the ground. Foreground collage with papers, fabric, chine colle and some gum foil. Oh, and the strips from a phone book....I'm coming to love the papers in the phone book and have a stack of them in the studio. I want to do more with the randon paper cuts.....
Entry for Bonnie's amazing binder for the pattern exchange. The theme for this is Mexican pattern with a bit of poetic license. The pattern on the ground is Bonnie's signature pattern printing (incredible stuff). The rest involves a great deal of collage, some chine colle with papel picado and a photo from the graves in Michaocan (that's also incredible stuff, if you're interested there's a file of photos on this blog listed on the right under Michaocan). The butterfly is a symbol for spirit.
The latest edition for the Heaven exchange. This went into Joan's binder. Hers had a more grounded feeling than some of the others so I stuck with a heaven on earth subject: the day in Sanibel on the causeway that I nearly followed a couple of dophins out to sea. Warm weather, palm trees, a silvery ocean and a slight case of boundary issues made for a heady, and yet, heavenly experience. I really wanted to swim away with them and part of my heart was ready to leave the humanly behind. And that's the story. This one is collage, gesso, watercolor, marker, acrylic and color pencil.
One photo from a group Sarah so kindly gifted me. I had another of this woman in front of a fireplace complete with deer head in a party dress. But she looked uncomfortable to me. I did a collage with stitching of that photo and called it "The Martyrdom of Sienna Rose". The saga continues here.
Collage with photo, chine colle, dictionary pages and the yellow pages. Arranging the color parts of the ads was on my mind and then the rest of it chimed in. This is my entry for the NCS postcard show.
January's work for the show coming up. These are all around the theme of change and I really didn't have any topic in mind as I worked on this but as usual, impermanence trumps just about all other ideas. The rhthyms aren't exactly right on these yet, but I'm getting closer.