Another peek at what has been happening in the studio with some of the ink drawings....
Marja-Leena | 12/06/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Drawings, Photoworks, Textures
Fascinating the way your mind works. At first I looked at the paper tears and thought, she's integrating her earlier work with this new idea. And then I realized you were tearing up the old sketches!
I get more and more inspired by what you do.
I've torn up a few paintings myself; now I wish I'd taken pictures of the remains.
Marianna, I'm delighted that you find this inspiring! I'm not sure yet what else besides photos I'm going to be doing with these so have left them on my table for now, waiting for something to jump out at me.
Susan, I've thrown or given away lots of work that I never documented, haven't we all? Strange what inspired me to take photos of the ready to compost torn pieces. I think perhaps my growing interest in photography in the last several years may have something to do with it.
Make a collage, Marja-Leena! Or maybe that's what you're really doing, photographically. I've been intrigued at how different some of my work looks when I photograph it, and then turn, manipulate, zoom in or crop it. I think it's a great tool for re-visualizing and shaking up one's own view of even the most familiar work.
Beth, yes a photo collage, but also thinking of a paper/mixed media one, who knows. It is great to play with all the things you mention, and I've done a bit with these quick tears and photos. It is another way to play with potential discoveries and ideas, isn't it?
Beth beat me to it!
I was going to say collage them--I was looking at them and thinking of the strange, wild way that my friend Mary Bullington (Roanoke, VA) works with her collages, layering and painting and sometimes printing them when the collage has lots of texture then and painting them again...
Her collage studio is littered with scraps of paintings and stiff little shards and splats of paints. Anyway, my mind immediately jumped to her when I saw your pictures of torn work.
I'm sure yours wouldn't look a bit like hers, as you're both so distinctive, but I'd be interested to see what they *would* look like!
Marly, yes, I have been thinking that for years actually with all the print proofs I hang on to, so why not these fragments of drawings. I will save the favourites for the day! These days at present are too hectic with family, home renovations and garden, ie. summers - when I do not accomplish much art.
I love many other artists' collage and mixed media works, and your friend Mary's too - very colourful and exciting - thanks for the link - and for the encouragement!
I detect a glimmer of sepia in among the black and the blue ... looking back at your first paper tear post, I noticed the edges, the fibers fraying, and in this one I notice rolls of motion and waves of time.
rouchswalwe, thanks so much for your keen observations and wonderful words!
I love what you're doing here, the making something new from something old, the double meaning of tears...
Jean, wonderful to see you here, and thanks. I haven't actually made anything from these yet, but hopefully in time. I too love the double meaning...