Sunday, November 27, 2016

Graffiti Series #4

Graffiti Series #4

Tissue paper can be both a transparent or an opaque layer.  In each of the 24 collages in this series I used polka dot tissue paper.  Mostly this tissue paper was opaque but in some places semi-transparent only where the white dots appear.  I frequently print images on tissue paper to use in a collage. Disguising edges of said tissue becomes a goal of mine.  Having ragged edges helps.  It is easy to make ragged edges when you paint water on the tissue and then tear or pull the watered edge away.

4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Another great one. Love that old photo, and the fish. What is it about fish?!

Bea said...

Not sure what it is abt fish but I too love anything with fish n ...

Jacki Long said...

Besides the exquisite storytelling of your work,
I think we feel like we've been let inside of the story?
And yes I agree with Connie & Bea, there is something about fish!
Maybe primordial appeal?
btw: it reminded me to go feed your fish, but they were on vacation? ;o)

tgarrett said...

wonderful piece John.