Monday, October 10, 2011

Out On A Limb: 4

I didn't plan on creating more Out On A Limb collages, but I've learned that when it comes to making art, the word "plan" is fluid. So, as I dove into a slew of 5"x5" collages for this Friday's Mini Madness Open Studio - with guest artist Susan Mahan - I found myself creating another bird collage.

It's markedly different from the first three, because the bird and branch are not constructed from an array of papers. The bird here was snipped from a recycled publisher's catalog cover and the branch was cut from a photo of a glass sample in a glass catalog that I found in a trash can.  

The background's covered with a recycled piece of vellum imprinted with a pale brown flower pattern. The pattern mostly disappeared when the paper was glued down. Even so, it still added subtle color and texture - and made the pieces placed atop it really pop. I've been experimenting this week with translucent papers, so you'll be seeing more of them. 4.75" x 4.75" on archival mat board. (SOLD)

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