Sunday, January 6, 2008
Grounded "Original" - An unexpected collaboration
This is my original collage- leaves, a bunny tail and an assortment of paper, fabric, plastic mesh, staples and pins. I've posted this before so you may remember it!
I created it in a bad mood but through the process of creating I felt completely free and grounded by the end of it. Much better!
I learnt a lot about myself creating this and have since created several other collages in this style. I refer to them as my 'pilings' and my husband says they look like I tipped over the rubbish bin and glued it to my page! I think he's amused. I don't mind. He does realism, I do piles and that's ok!
I guess you will either love' em or hate 'em. They require a response that is not indifference.
One person who did like this collage is John of typos.daylight.fate and he's used this image (with permission) as a base for a digital collage and you can see 3 from the series below. Make sure you check them all out here.
It's been an unexpected yet enjoyable twist on the story. It's beautiful thing that 2 artists with very different styles can live on opposite sides of the world and share a journey- having never met.
I suspect this collage's journey hasn't ended yet, several other artists have expressed the desire to play around with either my version or John's. I'll keep you posted!