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I paint, make collages and mixed media work. I write poetry. I reflect on the Tao.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First Explorations in Texture Collage

I have started exploring the use of texture in collage .

These explorations reminded me of my early childhood in south west Queensland in a small town called Yuleba. They evoked memories of corrugated iron, weathered metal and wood. To bring this out a little more, I enhanced each image digitally, to place the images in context, to give a sense of horizon and depth.

At the same time, I made this collage, based on a composition by Elwyn Lynn:

"Yuleba" Torn stained papers and box cardboard, graphite and glue

This is Elwyn Lynn's work: 
which is at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

 and a good short piece about his art and career can be found on the Robin Gibson Gallery site.

Following on from this, I am developing a series of such collages on painted surfaces to evoke the sense of objects weathered in the landscape.