From a Victorian illustration of the city of Babel. This one has more collage that was painted ahead of time, it worked OK but gave less lee-way for concocting design in the spaces that resulted. This will be the last of these for awhile. Collage, watercolor.
This is somewhat like the previous entry. I'm more and more attracted to a purely abstract use of images, shapes and colors but can't tell where this is leading.....I'll cross my fingers it all coalesces. Collage: watercolor, crayon, color pencil, stenciling, papers.
Lately nothing has been the same. My "body of work" is a churning vortex of variability. Hence, this example. Sometimes it helps to remember when I wasn't worried about being consistant with my work (back in the days with limited time to do art) I lurched from one media, idea, and presentation all the time. It's all collage at least, well, most of it. Collage: watercolor, crayon, text.
This may seem over-obvious, but I have a lot of papers. They are piled up, most recent on the working table, less recent in totable bags and not-recent-at-all neatly arrranged by category in old photo paper boxes. So when I wanted to do a black theme for my exchange all I have to do is pull out the box and proceed. These are collage except the silk tack near the middle of each, washi tape,papers and some printed acetate. They have migrated west to Terry, Ann and Sharon.
There was this illustration in an ancient religious book I acquired of a giant snake being killed by men and it seemed so mistaken to me (many bible incidents seem that way). So the only collage here comes from pieces of that single page. Admittedly, reconstructing something so mythical is probably futile. A myth is powerful and one lonely voice of dissent makes no difference, but from my perspective, it had to be done. Collage: papers, watercolor.