RECENT COLLAGES AND BOOKWORKS
WORK IN PROGRESS
Collage: vintage printed papers, glue.
Dimensions variable, each approx. W: 80mm x H: 140mm
Collages illustrating an array of fictitious archeological discoveries, inspired by a document on Pagan Celtic Britain. Working in collaboration with Jason Hewitt, the project uses chance and playful methods to transform and reinterpret found text and image. The intended outcome is a unique bookwork (in the form of a museum-style ‘catalogue’) and a set of prints. Perhaps, too, a poster to advertise the invented museum which houses these fictional artefacts…
Collage objects: printed postcards, glue, vintage paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, wire, suede cord, pipe and chain.
Each approx.: W: 150mm x H: 200mm
A series of six collages composed from cut-up printed postcards (of artworks by Lancashire born artist L.S.Lowry). Mounted on small handmade boxes painted with the kind of primary colours associated with building sites, the collages are presented as a group, hung in trios from a reclaimed metal pipe.
Collage objects: painted acetate, glass paint, permanent marker pen, and adhesive tape.
Each collage approximately: W: 120mm x H: 150mm
A series of collages composed from cut-up printed acetate pieces, coloured with either glass paint or permanent marker pen.
"A BOOK OF LIGHTS SPIRITS"
Bookwork: oil pastel rubbing over embroidery on Japanese paper, Mulberry tissue, glassine paper, cardboard and thread.
W: 520mm x H: 405mm
Bookwork: acetate, found printed papers, glass paint, adhesive tape, thread and glue
W: 265mm x H: 333mm
"CHIMNEY PIECES - BOOKS 1 & 2"
Bookworks: found book paper, cord, glue, acetate, ink, collage, and photographs
1. W: 171mm x H: 252mm
2. W: 148mm x H: 233mm
"THE ART OF LIVING"
Bookwork: found book cover, paper, collage, printed papers, suede cord, glue, photo corners and postcards.
W: 122mm x H: 188mm
"STICKS OF ROCKS"
Collage of printed papers, glue, paper.
Each collage: W: 175mm x H: 250mm
A series of twenty two collages composed from cut-up printed papers (illustrations of gems and minerals).
Bookwork: found book cover, paper, collage, printed papers, glue, white paint, and string.
W: 138mm x H: 184mm
Bookwork: found book cover, paper, collage, printed papers and postcards
W: 220mm x H: 290mm