Thursday, October 7, 2010

Swirls and lines...

 

Believe it or not...I didn't set out to create a nest design! I was doing a series of swirls that just evolved into what you see above. I created about 10 of them...and then ripped them up! I love the contrast of the circular lines ripped into straight edged shapes.


Such beautiful collage fodder!


The ones below arn't ripped along the edge of a ruler like the ones above. I love the organic shape they have. I also enjoyed the 'bad' light I was taking the photos in. It makes them look 3D!


The pic below is the type of segement I ripped away close up. I reversed the colours of this one on the computer...which gave me an idea! Next time I decide to 'swirl' I'll pull out the black paper and a white pencil instead...


The second photo reminds me of leaves, piled below a tree, waiting for the wind to take them away. Looking at them piled up I had another idea...why not take a pile and leave them below a tree in a park? I could go back later and see what remained, a bit like the bundles a lot if us did for the disentegation collaboration? Someday, I'm going to do that!

12 comments:

Gina said...

I get much enjoyment from you 'loving' your own work .. i love that feeling when it happens ... the drawings are lovely and taking it a step further into collage fodder makes my mouth water! >> Gina

John M. Mora said...

A tornado viewed from above - God's and Lisa's shared view....

La Dolce Vita said...

these are great elements and I cannot wait to see how you incorporate them, would love to sit in the studio with you and make painted pages and drawings with you... you make nests even when you think you aren't making or thing of nests!! LOL!!

Lisa said...

interesting to see where the mind goes when you give it free reign...

Annie said...

I love these.

notmassproduced said...

lovely experiments

Mick said...

In a word, this is "fantastic"!

Debrina said...

Lisa - I totally agree with Gina. I love you loving your work..and it helps that I love your work too, lol! And yes that Green Paper collage I did was so not my usual collage work but it was a heck of a lot of fun! Ha ha...very 2006 Somerset Studio. Not that I'm knocking Somerset...I'm their no. 1 subscriber!

ArtPropelled said...

Collage fodder .... I like that!Very interested to see where you go with this.

Kim Palmer said...

I'm sensing some new elements for ice input here Lisa. Love the second pic too, that one was my fav! Oh way too cool girl, the word verification is nests! How on earth did you manage that!

Leovi said...

A very original and creative idea.

alteredbits said...

these are so yummy!!! where the hell have i been to miss so much? (oh, i know -- working on your book!) :)

xx