Friday, February 8, 2008

International Collage Exchange


Magazine images, glue, netting, beads...not finished yet.

This is nearly finished...at the moment the beads spell complete gibberish because I am too tired to think of anything profound and clever to write.They are just there now so I can visualise it with words!

This is the 1st of the 13 collages I need to do for the international collage exchange. Technically it's the 3rd but I have decided not to enter the first 2 I made. I looked at them and thought they were lovely collages but not very good representations of me! (You can see them by selecting the international collage exchange link on the sidebar.) This one is much better. When she saw this my eldest said to me "Mum your art is different. You're a bit different but I like that about you!" Isn't she sweet?? A backward compliment genuinely said :)

I don't know what to title this piece...When I was creating I was thinking about my theory that society is our nest, a place of well being, comfort and security when it's woven well and working right and how sometimes that nest fails. Birds (children) arn't protected and they grow up damaged, the nest is tainted and broken and the eggs arn't nutured...(how's that for a complicated glimpse inside my head? lol)

I have made lots of comparrisons in this collage...the birds perched on the tree, the old men perched on a bench seat, the nest of eggs and the row of babies lined up...there's more ofcourse but I am sure your can see them! I was thrilled to find the image of the bird man! (You may need to beam him up to see it here though...)

I'm at loss for words for once ...the profound and clever, maybe even controversial words needed fot this....It's right on the tip of my tounge...as soon as I think of what it needs written here I will arrange the beads into words and not gibberish....no doubt one of those thoughts that will either keep me awake or wake me up in the little hours! Can you see the smoke yet? lol






My nest! Bet you can't tell where I was sitting....

7 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

I enlarged it and looked at it very closely, but I think I would have to look at it longer and more often to do it complete justice. I like it! You have such a good imagination and such patience to carry out your ideas. It must be a lot of work to carry over your message in the right images and materials. It's a wondrous art form. I am envious and green.

Rima said...

Lisa, you don't need any more words, your artwork does speak for itself - this is a very "heavy" creation, no need to explain

Mick said...

Have I said it before? I love seeing the place where an artist accomplishes the work. Thanks for this peek at the nest. :)

Trijnie said...

Beautiful image Lisa, like to see where you work ;)

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

This is looking very very good and I like your use of nets - gropunded had net and I met you grandly then.

You changed your page - I like the red.

Rima said...

I still love it today - it stayed with me and I came back to take another look - really well done, wow, Lisa!

Bev said...

The red really hits you between the eyes when you come on the blog! Appropriately NZ, perhaps reminiscent of the tribal masks.

I remember your nests too, and this is a great conception for your lovely collage, and a very important message.