Monday, July 7, 2014
Love For Three Oranges: A Collage
I have taken on the Membership Committee as my job on the SAQA Board of Directors. Yikes. What was I thinking? Way, way into the deep end of the pool.
In order to compensate for reduced studio hours, I've been concentrating on having some, one, thing in progress. I have given up "beginning and seeing it through to the end". At the moment I have a piece on my design wall and yesterday I finished this collage.
The piece was driven by the blue vase fabric, a small vintage piece designed by German artist Ernst Beck. I used a larger piece in my Salon: After Matisse several months ago. Hard to tell with the following image, but it is at least 50% larger than Love For Three Oranges.
There is just a smidge of Beck's piece left which I hope to use in a third work. So far the other commonality that these two have is that I have used fabric from Finland and the US in each. After Matisse also has a piece of Japanese yukata, while Love For Oranges has a piece of African. This allows me to delve into my embarrassingly 'hoarder' size stash and feel justification.
Thanks for reading. I feel better now.