I've now made three pieces of art from photos I took in Cinque Terre, Italy. The five fishing villages along the Ligurian Sea are charming with their colorful buildings and boats in the bay and along the streets. I added faint script in the sky of all three works; the script came from letters I photographed in a museum at the University of Bologna. I like how it gives interest to the sky and creates a feeling of written memories or a story the viewer doesn't have enough clues to decipher. Additionally, I ran several different filters on each scene, cut prints of those into strips and pieced together the strips to create more of an impression of the places -- taking each beyond a photographic depiction of the villages.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
I spent the month of December in Italy and came back with many photos to work with for art. This is the first of many to come. It started with a photo of Riomaggiore, a village in Cinque Terre, and I overlaid text in the sky from a letter displayed in a museum in Bologna. The panel is 12"H x 9"W.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
This was commissioned as a Christmas gift for a recently married couple. In addition to the strips of imagery, you can see in the detail shot that I added more flowers to the meadow with tissue paper and a grassy handmade paper gives texture to the field.
Friday, August 14, 2015
This 9"H x 12"W collage uses a photo from a friend who has a business growing succulents. I liked the angles and colors in her photo and am pleased with how my strips of imagery add another component to the composition. I've entitled it "Diviner." A diviner uses a stick or divining rod to find water; I think it is clever that this little shallow-rooted plant found a home in a watering can.