Saturday, December 22, 2007
Billy Apple- tribute. Close up
This close up shows more clearly the deconstruction of the leaf and the seedpod. The fibres of the leaf are exposed like threads in places and when one seed fell from the seed pod I glued it make in- thus reconstructing it in part. I am interested in the response (from you) to this. For me the response is on an intellectual level. I'm drawn to it because I went to study it and learn about it. The leaves on my 'grounded' collage had a completely different effect on me. Then it was emotional.
There are a lot of similarities between this collage and the grounded one. Both have leaves, seed pod's, red mesh and needles. Both look like I emptied my pockets or rubbish bin and emptied them onto the page.
BUT for me at least they are completely different. This one is an intellectual response to something I learnt, and in a sense it's an experiment. I am interested to see how long the leaves will last without the aid of any sort of presrevative. I am interested to how it is perceived by other people.
The 'grounded' collage was driven by an emotional response to things that were going on for me. I am still interested in what will happen to the leaves but it is less of an experiment.
I have a feeling that this sort of collage is the start of a new journey of exploration...a bit like the nests. I'm not 'done' with it yet!