The five villages of Cinque Terre, Italy are so magical! I just had to make another collage from one of my photos – this time the village of Manarola. It is 18" x 24". I like the depth of this one with the grasses in the foreground, the surf against the rocks the village is perched on top of, and the Ligurian Sea beyond.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
For the First Friday Art Walk in Bloomington, Illinois, the galleries all featured Artist Trading Cards. Slightly bigger than a business card, these were first made by artists to trade examples of their work amongst each other. Now they've become ways for people to buy miniatures from artists -- and hopefully they'll come back for bigger art on another day! Here is the art I made for the event. Some are made with scraps leftover from larger collages. For others I reduced files from larger collages to print out at this small size.
Monday, February 1, 2016
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.
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.