Brushes, Hammers, Paste and Nails
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Hi all: I am putting this out there to share in our creative processes as I'm sure many members here have wrestled with the same question. In many ways, as a painting, I feel the enclosed piece is done. When I began it I thought I would be adding already-selected collage elements to represent computer wiring and other parts. Have you ever reached the stage where to go further does not seem necessary, could "wreck/go against" the artworks' intentions? My other thought is this: upload…Continue
Posted by Stephen Mead on November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
After 30 years in academia teaching architecture and making collage as a parallel but more or less private enterprise, I feel it's time to offer this side of my creative identity to an audience. I am looking for advice on how best to approach galleries, which ones have a penchant for collage across the globe, what invitational group shows there may be currently with open calls, and so on. I appreciate the possibility of learning from the collective wisdom of the members of the ISACA. Yours,…Continue
Posted by Clive Knights on November 15, 2015 at 5:38pm
Sometimes I really stop and scratch my head over what I do with my time.
Definitive and iconic is Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" and its words first published as a poem by teacher Abel Meeropol. When attempting to interpret all another poet/singer can hope to do is pay respect to the originators while also hoping to bring the same emotional integrity. It is August 2015 as I write this. It was 1937 when the poem was first published. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a world where…Continue
Posted by Stephen Mead on August 15, 2015 at 9:30am
In many ways I feel strange/inadequate, like an imposter, for continuing to participate on this site when much of my work in the past couple of years has become more about montage than collage. At the start of the year, having become obsessed with doing a piece on Alan Turing (which turned into roughly 300 images), I wrote this: "...as I continue to get older and work a day job, montages have become a way of compacting creative energy while my time on earth remains a mystery. I like the idea…Continue