Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Art I'm Making: New Collages

I've continued to make collages since last posting one on these pages, but I've not been keeping up with my production. Here's a start toward getting caught up. These are Untitled Collage No. 83 (Santa Rosa) and Untitled Collage No. 84 (Santa Rosa), both from late last year. The former is a departure for me as it incorporates a found object, in this case the cover of an old book I found at a Goodwill Store. Ordinarily I wouldn't have removed a book's cover, but one cover was already missing. I liked the worn leather corners, the texture, and the bits of dangling string from the binding.  I like the brooding, stormy look I've achieved.

In contrast, No. 84 is bright and more cheery, dominated by yellows. Always experimenting, I love the fact that there is an infinity of satisfying compositions. For some reason, the photo here of No. 84 insists on coming out much darker than the image appears on my computer and the collage is in real life, despite making adjustments. The original is more subtle. Imagine it paler. Imagine it with less contrast between the yellow discs and the yellow behind them.

Click on the images for a larger view. For more, use the Art I'm Making tab to the right or visit my collage website at http://ctalcroft.wix.com/collage-site/ (requires Flash Player).

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