Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Collage for Art Auction.



Title: Noble. 1 of 1 created specifically for the art auction.

I've made this for an art auction to raise funds to support scholarships for school leavers from low income families who wish to continue their education after leaving school. I was approached by an organiser who had seen my collages for the International Collage Exchange and liked them enough to ask if I would be willing to donate a piece. So here it is! I chose the title 'Noble' because I liked the meaning and it's appropriateness for the auctions cause. Other artists donating work include the likes of Dale Copeland so it's nice to know 'Noble' will be in very good company!


My usual collection of papers! Handmade, hand-painted, ink leaf prints, coffee dyed paper, nest photo, op-shop thread, dictionary definition, magazine scrap and the last piece of ledger paper from Debrina! I love the thread especially the piece that has come a bit loose and the fibres have twisted. I actually thought I would use my new print but hello! There's that nest again!




I love the loose layered look. I've dabbed the backs with glue in places to help secure it and allow me to use minimal stitching. It's not entirely decorative. The first 3 layers are mainly held together with the stitching. I hope the people bidding at the art auction love it just as much!
My daughters op date is nearly here again so I hope to spend some more time immersed in papery treasures before we leave for the hospital. I may even take a stash with me:)
Dropping by some blogs today so I will *see* you all soon!

7 comments:

The Green Stone Woman said...

I like the layers of handmade papers, Lisa. They give that piece an extra quality that ordinary paper can't. The whole thing turned out very nice, though, and I can see a real Sarsfield in it.

John said...

great collage - this one gets deeper intgo your vision - it is pure and a wee bit dark and complex....love it.

Mick said...

It's wonderful, Lisa. Whoever buys it will have a treasure, there's no doubt.

Vanessa said...

Fantastic cause...love the stitching .. & shades of paper

notmassproduced said...

gorgeous - loving ur oak leaves too :o)

John said...

wonderful on second visit

alteredbits said...

this is very, very beautiful! i love the contrast in paper textures and adore the nest.