Mini collages on index cards with
science illustrations from an old book,
and assorted ephemera...
I drew the sprig of flowers in the
upper right corner to repeat the
motif in the pink scrapbook paper.
The pink flower on the lower right is
my own drawing with watercolor.
The illustration of the man is from a
vintage book that I bought at
a library sale--a great resource!
More bits of ephemera: text, book illustration,
postage stamp, scrap of soda pop carton, drawings,
and brown paper with paint. It's fun to add the
pen-drawn 'shadows' around the edge of
some of the shapes, and I have to resist the
urge to do it on every collage!
I am not sure where the Asian lady came from-
perhaps a collage pack? This collage includes
yellow fabric across the center.
When I create a collage, I try to 'lead the eye'
from left to right across the surface of the
collage. The viewer's eye can be directed
by the lines, placement of colors and shapes,
and even the edges and open spaces
within the collage.
I also try to repeat some of the colors,
shapes, or motifs within the collage.
Here, there is a repetition of rectangular shapes,
circular shapes, dots, and the color green.
Collages often look 'random,' but I
put them together intuitively with the
balance of shapes and colors in mind. Above,
there is a 'stair step' of shapes from the
upper left down to the phrase 'Modern Life.'
The circular diagram and the tree motif
on the right keep our eyes from 'falling
off the page' on the extreme right. Our eye
is guided back up into the text and we
can again look across the surface of the
collage comfortably as many times as we like.
Contrasting unrelated or unexpected
images gives a fun quality to the piece.
So glad you stopped by --
I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your
comments are appreciated more than you know...
There are many more artists doing the
or the Daisy Yellow Flickr Group
to see more great art on index cards!