Friday, December 12, 2008

. . . collaged a wall




This collage is what I had in mind when I wanted to make something more structured, with a limited color pallette. Still nothing on the negative space experiments. . . didn't even attempt one yesterday. I really like how this collage turned out. It was inspired by a picture of a concrete painted wall. . . the corrugated cardboard and crunchy white gesso paper texture is supposed to be the cement in the wall. I like to use corrugated cardboard. . . ripped, torn, cut, painted, used as a stamp. . . it's automatic texture. I can see painting this, too. My next collage, I think, will be similar, but based upon a small home-made matboard squeegee I use to spread paint. It has become a little piece of art in and of itself. And I like the way these scans have turned out, much more detailed than my photographs. I'm thinking maybe I should put these collages on etsy. What do you think?

4 comments:

Catherine said...

oh definitely put them on etsy....I really like the corrugated cardboard addition too

Leslie said...

Please Etsy!

Into the Blystic said...

oh yes... I love this one Mary!!! the colours and textures are wonderful... makes me want to touch it! My attitude to etsy is one has nothing to lose! I don't like to have all my eggs in one basket... so I figure the more places one shows the better the odds of those looking for your work can find it lol! namaste Elis

Mary Buek said...

Hi, all. . . thanks for comments on Etsy. I have a shop set up there but have never done anything with it. I think I'll try it after the first of the year. . . it will give me a reason to keep creating. Thanks again for your encouragement.