Thursday, 5 July 2012
Paper Collage - A Successful Foray
I have never been very good at collage, but it's something I've always wanted to get better at and yesterday I finally decided to really try and make something good with this technique. I didn't have a set goal or design in mind, I just started cutting and pasting, planning to see where I wound up. I stuck to a colour family of reds and browns because I've recently learned to keep it simple simple simple when you are first learning something. (I know, what a mind-blowing revelation at twenty two!)
So, with no clear end result in mind I somehow came up with this piece that I have tentatively entitled, "Thinking About the Middle East." I've never given something I've made a title before, but somehow I decided this needed one and that that was it. It feels like a big step.
I think I'm going to mat it on black paper when I next get paid and can get some: I took a picture against my black desk to give myself an idea.
I really, really like this, possibly better than any stand-alone piece I've made in a long, long time, maybe ever. I want to make more using this method and get even better at it. I just thought I'd share with you what, according to me, turned out to be a wild success.