These mixed media pieces are on paper and were made around 1990. A suite of 18 developed as a visual response to my Vancouver environment. At the time I was living in Kitsilano about 5 blocks from the ocean. It was an almost daily routine for me to walk, run or cycle somewhere along the beach area. Assembled from sign shop scraps of vinyl, industrial paints and acrylic paint. I used place them in some inexpensive plexi box frames in a grouping of 6 (2 x 3). Now and then, I would rotate them for variety.
Digital collage is very different than the actual physical glueing of pieces ‘analogue-ically’. One actually has to make a conscious intent to slap the pieces together in such a way that the shock of incongruous juxtaposition will still be there. Its very easy to be seduced by the power of the tools to design. Not that there is anything wrong with a designed collage; its just that the surprise element can be lost.
arsenal for night campaign; digital collage
icebreaker (study 1); digital collage
scramble; digital collage
the man who lost his direction; digital collage
dementia: sifting thought; digital collage
thaw; digital collage
spectacle; digital collage
eggs; digital collage
field for a crow; digital collage
DNA machinations; digital collage
blender /13th chakra; digital collage
decoys; digital collage