i have been collaging for a long time. recent years collage has taken on a larger role in my day to day. as well as a growing role in a local art community. this expansion of my collage work means everything to me. if you are someone who collages you can relate to the compulsion to tear apart publications in public places. i can't help it, i see something and want to add it to my collection of potential for collage.
after you've been collaging for some time you begin to have a knowing, an already oh "this" that has you build a confident collage upon. pairing images is a great technique for this knowing. when i saw these two images from two very separate sources i had to collage them together. something about the colors, the textures, the mood, the moment. all just made sense. perhaps you can see why? while pairing might seem like a very simple way to collage, it's not as easy as it appears. it's very much like a puzzle and making sure the piece fits just right. when the pieces fit it's ready to glue.
the quilt like piece was sourced from an art in america magazine - the construction and mixed media expression is by artist Joan Giordano
the photograph was sourced from a conde nast traveler magazine - it was taken in Burma by photographer Richard Renaldi
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.