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....