Dropped these two collages off yesterday at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library for an exhibition of “Book/Art”. The library has an annual show for the Midwest Collage Society. Both of these are extensions of some ideas of artwork I created last year.
Quick Changes is based on a page from a 1938 magazine advertising sewing patterns for fashionable blouses. There is a foundation of painted wallpaper, sheer cream-colored check fabric, and an orange/red satin. I over-layed it all with a red sheer and embellished with rosettes made of spiral-cut book pages and sewing pattern tissue. The collage is mounted on a painted 11 x 14 inch gallery wrapped canvas.
Garden Pages is one of a series of five abstract florals in acrylic and ink on a 6 inch square chunky canvas. This one is embellished with a section of fluttery pages from a book spine and book page rosettes.