a series of collages made with cut up pages of magazine pages. these were actually a team effort between my 18 year old daughter, eva, and myself. she paged through magazines cutting strips of whatever caught her eye, and made color-sorted piles on the table for me to choose from. i selected, composed, and glued. and glued. and glued.
made with heavy stock watercolor paper for mounting, and lots of uhu glue adhesive
i am big believer in happy accidents when it comes to daily art practices such as this collage-a-day challenge. for example, in this series i had painted up an old kitchen towel with acrylic paints intending to cut shapes of bottles, bowls, and cups to make a series of tabletop still life collages. in the end, the bleed through on the back side of the kitchen cloth was far more interesting than my more deliberate effort on the front side.
paper, acrylic paint, and kitchen linen on 300 gsm watercolor paper
this series was a collaboration between myself (the page painter) and my eighteen year old daughter Eva (the cut-out gluer). we sat opposite each other at the kitchen table, for an entire afternoon. i painted while she cut and glued. we ended the day happy to be together, filled to the gills with too much tea, pleased with our results, and talking smack about future collaborations.
this series is inspired by the work of american collage artist raymond saá.
i gave a sneak peak of this new series of collages on instagram a little while ago. and, wow, people loved it. it is so easy to do: paint some pages in a gradient of saturation, cut them into little strips or squares, and glue them in shingled rows to a stiff watercolor paper. if that sounds too irksome, i will have these for sale eventually.