Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 7

Collage No. 7
There are several things I like about this composition.  I think the circular painted portion works really well.  It draws my eye to the the center after I first see the focal image.  I think the angle of the diver with the black background is effective.  For me there is a lot of movement in the piece. :-)

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 6

Collage No. 6
The horizontal papers just above the bathing woman add pressure to this piece as if forcing the eye down.  In each of the pieces I have used either inks or liquid acrylics.  I love how the coloring allows for transparency of the original ephemera.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 5

Collage No. 5
This one is back on track for me.  I think the placement of the focal figure works especially when one considers movement.  As you know I am really into movement in a piece of art.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 4

Collage No. 4
Now that I look at this piece longer it is only OK.  For me it is mostly horizontal stripes plus the image.  Not speaking to me today.  I have done several collages with striations but they were mostly vertical.  Perhaps the most interest are the words hinting at something more.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 3


Another two-fer so soon!  Gosh, I must be getting too busy or too forgetful!

Collage No. 3

Do you recognize the man?  It is Thoreau.  I particularily like how the diagonal line draws the eye either away from Thoreau or toward him.  

Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 2

Collage No. 2

I think this piece turned out rather well.  I love the boldness of the large red letters and the intimacy of the woman using a bathing pitcher and basin.  I also really like how the words show through here and there in the blue and orange part.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tiny Collages in a Japanese Stab Bound Book - Cover and Collage No. 1


Two-fer Monday.  Somehow I forgot all about posting yesterday.  So for Presidents‘ Day you get two for one....


Asymmetrical Binding





Collage No. 1
I had to think of some ephemera to use in tiny collages when I teach my workshops in Newport, Oregon in April.  I remembered Eadweard Muybridge‘s photography of motion.  This was an easy way to provide images for my students!  There are twelve collages in this series.