Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ICE # 8 Expired


International Collage ExchangeCollage #8
Title: Expired
Chain Reaction Series.

Found library issue slip, recycled flour bag (paper) recycled vintage bridge scoring sheet, coffee dyed serviette, photo copied book image, thread.

Number 8 in my series is titled 'Expired' due to the finch pictured and not due to the library slip. The bird was found in a book of extinct species, the book was around 100 pages long and featured many species on one page. Beautiful illustrations but sad facts- and it's not complete list of extinct species! For me each animal shown is a representation of bad decision making, the direct result of a chain reaction set in place by some one or something other than themselves. There are ineviatble costs involved in they way humans  of today live and for some creatures the price is high.Too high.   When will enough be enough?

This is most likely the last collage I will complete this year. I am quite pleased to be at number 8 out of 13 collages and I'm grateful the extended time frame is allowing be to produce much more thought out collages and the time to stitch them! It was a bit dificult at first getting back into the swing of things with paper but it was enjoyable once I finally got going! Fabric is a lot more forgiving! Atleast if you put a stitch in the wrong place with fabric you can take it out and start again. Paper leaves a tell-tale hole mark and there's no going back! That aside there's not to much of a difference and I look forward to combining fabric and paper into the same collage! Maybe number 9?

I hope you are all well and enjoying the festive season!

11 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Too many thoughtless decisions as you mentioned. We have seen a huge difference over the last few years. When we moved to this area we always saw hoopoes in the gardens. Its been years since we've seen them and I'm sure its due to termite fumigation and other insecticides. I love your collage (all your collages) and the message behind it.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I like the way you have sewn it all up, Lisa. It's a neat collage, very compact and clear in it's message. Well thought out.

Lisa said...

wonderful piece...i agree about fabric being more forgiving. I love the way you've created all these pieces in monotones..really emphasizes your timely message.

Mick said...

Yes, Lisa, another beauty here. :)

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful work and so bittersweet. I agree, we must share this world. as for the paper, I punch the paper with my awl first and then stitch.... enjoy your holiday!

John M. Mora said...

This is wonderful, Lisa - I realy like this collage series so much - it is more and more jsut you - just lovely and real.

All my best to you and your family. Summer, right - just in time for your Navidad (a Spanish word - Spanish must be very foreign in NZ).

Merry Christmas, mum.

neva gagliano said...

honoring the fallen bird...so many in this world. your collage carries a strong message!

Debrina said...

Lisa - you are doing so wel with these collages. I really need to get a into g! You have such a definite style now - I'm so envious. Really, really beautiful work. And isn't it so exciting that Kim has completed her book - and what a story she has to tell!!!

alteredbits said...

ooooh, i lovelovelove this! you are kicking serious arse on these!

rivergardenstudio said...

ahhhh... I love this collage, and how your blog is looking so golden and warm. Happy new year to you, roxanne

joyfulploys said...

I love your collage pieces! I found out about you at Seth's Secret Sunday. I was also featured this past Sunday. Are you a teacher? I am a retired first grade teacher. I was happy to find you.
Cheers,
Mary