I love the evolution of your collages, love the way images recur and grow more complex through new associations. This is a marvelous sequence. I'm holding my breath awaiting the next installment. Hurry! I can't breathe.
Wow - thanks Tom. I feel like I work in a silent vacuum most of the time, completely invisible to the rest of the world. I'm always surprised when someone comments, and am especially pleased when someone likes the collages, and even more pleased when it's somebody whose opinion I really respect, like yours. I am enjoying making them a lot. I always have 3 or 4 that I've rejected posting because they didn't work or aren't "there" yet. I suppose I could post one of those, but in the meanwhile you should probably continue breathing!
Tom -- also just wanted to mention this: do you see the hand and red cardinal on the right side of the most recent collage? That's from an actual photograph of my friend Charlotte Mandell, the wonderful translator, who has somehow gotten this wild red cardinal to eat right out of her hand! I find that amazing & really love that photo.
Lynn,I missed the cardinal in the course of my first several viewings of yr collage. I appreciate the detail and excess of this collage in particular--that it rewards multiple viewings in rich ways.Are the collages always already digital? Or are they physical objects too?
Tom,I make the collages digitally. They can be printed out and become objects though. Feel free to do that if you like. To make a book of them would cost me $50 apiece which is too much for me to spend.
Me too, I love the evolution of them (& wish I had my old computer fixed so I could see a full one w/out having to move the bar at the bottom of the page). They're filling up becoming more and more alive. I also didn't notice the cardinal & will go look now (have to move the bar again).
Hi Laurie. Thanks. Maybe it's a Dorian Gray kind of thing and as they're becoming more and more alive I am becoming less so. Sometimes it feels like that.
Lynn, the blue jellies thrilled me in this the first time I looked at it. Unfortunately I can't post comments from werk where I usually see these collages then when I get home and I am too busy but each one makes me feel weird the way art does that trill along my spine and sad and full of awful longing. It's too early on a Sunday for me to be coherent. Just to say that I am remiss in not commenting here and I apologize. Please e-mail me your address.love,Rebecca