Saturday, September 26, 2009

ICE 2010 #2 Connecting

Chain reaction series collage#2.
Title: Connecting
Serviette, nest lino print on painted paper,recycled paper flour bag, recycled envelope, thread, text in pencil.
This second collage was stubborn! I had an idea brewing over the last few weeks and when I finally got the chance to sit down and create it, it wouldn't come. I sat and fiddled with the bits of paper for ages before I gave up. In the end I decided to create a background with the bits in front of me with no preconceived ideas of what might come out...and as you can see 'connecting' was what resulted. Sometimes when I create a piece I just know I am on the right track but with this one I had to travel blind for a while, it wasn't until it was finished that I knew I liked it! The text says "We are all pieces of a puzzle, each of us connecting with another to become part of a completed picture of our past and an evolving image of the future." The thread work came after the text. The collage was a bit like the text in the end, each piece connecting with another and inspiring an idea, a thought, a new seed or direction just like we do with each other. I guess you could say this collage grew itself and I was just following the directions!
I also photographed the first collage again, I must have been tired that day because when I looked at it with fresh eyes I saw that light was too harsh. The original was much warmer and softer than that image I posted. The wrongs been righted:)

Below are some photos from the Greerton Village Primary School Exhibition. You can see more on my other blog if seeing children's art leaves you feeling as warm 'n' fuzzy as it does me!


10 comments:

Lawendula said...

Nice blog! I like your art work.
I was coming over from Robyn (Art propelled), because I wanted to see, what country you live in, where are no snakes- really interesting, I did not know that.
Greetings from the other side of the world! ;)

The Green Stone Woman said...

I like your second collage, Lisa. It is understated yet elegant. I like the needlework and the text written in pencil. They're very precious and delicate. It's a real Lisa Sarsfield artwork.

notmassproduced said...

Hi - thanks for your message - I'm fine just drowning in work - hence my absence in blogland!

Your recent posts are delicious. mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

John M. Mora said...

this stuff is mature and solid and strong...two short hands claping on long island...

Mick said...

Flying blind can be great fun, Lisa. It's been said the the most important creations have resulted by those who, having reached the end of the trail, took one more blind step.

kendalee said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for dropping by, and how lovely that you finding my space brought me back to yours... what a treat - your work is gorgeous! The layers and textures are especially appealing to me and I imagine even more lovely in reality than in a photograph. This connecting collage series is beautiful! I also had a little peep at your photoblog and it made me smile to see your world in blossom as we move into autumn proper here. I love that in the blogosphere we can experience both at once, don't you? :)

ArtPropelled said...

Lisa I like what you've written about connecting and the collage itself is fantastic. Networking also comes to mind when I look at each stitched circle connected to the next.

alteredbits said...

oooh, i adore your new pieces!! they have turned out so fantastic, not that i would ever expect anything different from such a talented lady such as yourself.

what a sweet and wonderfully colorful exhibition too. i love LOVE children's art!

La Dolce Vita said...

LOVE your chain reaction series! seriously fab!

Seth said...

Stunning and powerful!