Saturday, December 8, 2007
Collage and Acrylic.
Mother Nature- the battle of wills.
This is for an assignment I am madly trying to catch up on! The kids are all better now:) Big thankyou's to everyone who sent their 'well thoughts' to us! So, yes the catch up has begun.
I created this by drawing mother nature in charcoal and then painting over the top in acrylic. When it was nearly dry I placed a wet piece of paper over the top to remove bits of paint and to damage the paper. I deconstructed her to symbolise the damage we are causing the earth. I placed ripped up pieces of the print I got with the wet paper and glued them on top of the original. I used parts of her to symbolise mother nature's efforts to rebuild and heal. Then I did the bar code to represent society again and then collaged birds and butterflies over the top again symbolic of the battle that goes on.
Nature-Us-Nature-Us-Nature. I let nature end this battle of wills because I am optimistic that that will be the final outcome!
It's not a first class piece of work but it certainly re-freshed me. The change from formality with the
Tuscany painting to the impulsive and random style of the painting is a kind of release that recharges me creatively. Back to Tuscany tonight :)