Troubled by the dominating nature of my collage technique. Dogged by " does the subject matter have to be collaged, could it be realised just as well or more logically in some other medium?" I became irked by the contrived nature of collage. There is nothing spontaneous about my technique. The choice of paper colour, the layered pathwork scraps of paper the heavily textured surface can become quite stolid. Contrived.
With this word in my mind, I tried to find a time when my work was less agonised over. I had to go back a long way! I found inspiration in paintings I did when I was between the ages of 5- 7. I have reproduced painting I did rapidly in 1980 in an inherently slow method in 2010.
January 25, 2011
December 18, 2011
architecture, butterfly, collage, flowers, sun, children's art