August 10, 2010 § 24 Comments
I promised that I’d post some “pages” that I did one night nearly two weeks ago.
I call it therapy. I have no idea what I’ll do with it.
It is about pasting paper onto paper and seeing what you get.
I saw a woman do something like this in a movie whose title I don’t remember. She glued pictures that she had saved on paper, making actual scenes out of them. Nice stuff, but not her really her work and she realized that. However, by the end of the movie, she was doing her own paintings rather than working with snips of other people’s art. Transformation. Exercise and transformation.
Who knows what breakthrough(s) such stuff will bring to light?
Mine, too, are magazine pages and some photos and artsy bits – stuff I collect cuz I can’t stand to throw my magazines out (completely).
And for some reason, playing with paper can patch up a work-bent day and restore it.
What will I do with these? Actually, they’re intended, by their size, for a photo album. Forget that. I’ll likely write some little stories and find a way to tie it all together. Or, not.
And now I’m reading Julia Cameron’s THE SOUND OF PAPER and darn if she doesn’t offer an exercise that says to take paper and pictures and stick them on a piece of paper and see what you get, naming it if you can. Well, I’ll be darned.
Anyway, here you go, Jeanie. This is what I came up with that night!
My next post will have the Barbie and Midge pictures I promised to T. HM says they’re “odd” but I don’t know, there’s something there to work with…stay tuned. You’ll see.