An old collage

Submitted by windupkitty January 14th, 2011
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OK, so here’s a little collage type thing I did about 13/14(?) years ago or so…..I often start out with a general idea of what I want to paint/build etc, and kinda go from there, but sometimes with collage, I don’t know what I’m doing till I do it. This is an example of the latter. I really like just having a stack of old magazines and whatever else to cut up as I go along…..This is crappy acrylic paint on a piece of scrap plywood (I usually prefer painting on whatever I can find…somehow feels better to me and canvases are always too pricey) with text from old National Geographic Magazines (discards from the library) and old photos cut up at random to provide a challenge :). It’s hung with a scrap piece of plastic coated wire and closed screw hooks. It’s about 27 inches long and about 12 inches high.

Next to the arrow it says “x-ray”.

Right beneath the tush of this thing it says ” He perfect base, he says”. At it’s feet, there are 3 tiny pieces of text each saying “hop” to show that he entered the x-ray chamber from that direction.

The other side of the x-ray chamber with some text.

Sorry the pics suck so much! It was hard to photograph this thing! There you have it; My crappy ignorant art! :)

3 Responses to “An old collage”

  1. Allee Willis

    Looks great! Excellent how all the ripped magazine stuff comes together.

    I work in the exact same way. I rarely know what I’m doing, i just do it. Art just comes together, one addition defines the next. I never write a song before I’m in record. I just start and whatever happens happens. I write out of order. Just write a bunch of sections and stick them together later. Rarely know lyrically what I’m doing either. Hopefully a title emerges of some words that sit good in the groove but I’m usually in a driverless car.

    I love the format of your collage, how wide it is and the color blocks are divided up.

    More please!

  2. windupkitty

    Thanks! Yeah, I really like not planning anything too…it’s nice to just see what happens as I go along…..It’s not the kind of freedom that’s afforded with many other things in life, and it’s a nice outlet to make things like this…I’ve never shared any of my stuff before, so it’s nice the the AWMOK is so open to things like this…I LOVE seeing what other people are doing, that’s for sure!