Paper collage with décollage on 5 x 7 canvas board, beeswax finish. Old papers, magazine snips, in-place gel medium transfers (the backwards words), San Francisco tourist map pieces. --- Kindly featured by +
The transfers definitely give a seamless look because they don't leave shadowlines. I embed the image I want to transfer face-down in the glue and, when all is said and done, only the ink transfers to the receiving paper. You're also looking through several thin coats of wax on this piece, which cover up shadowlines from the paper cuts. Although I tend to highlight shadowlines in my work, in this piece I wanted the feeling of elements suspended in amber. Enjoyed your comment, as you can tell...thanks!
Oh I know what you're talking about! I've used that method, or something somewhat like it, to create imprints on wood. And I've used wax on painting before to do the same thing, cover up shadowlines from paper I stuck to the canvas. It looks wonderful used here; like I said, almost digital, and unusual for collage work. I think you hit the nail on the head; it absolutely looks fossilized in amber, or coated with honey. Love the look. And no problem! I enjoy your work!
Ps. I can't say when, seeing as I'm not too sure when I'll sell my house, but I do plan on buying some of your work for my new apartment! I want to make a collage of your collages since the prints you offer are kind of small. I showed them to my roommate and she loves them! Just thought I'd let you know
Originally this piece was destined to join four others in an "Artists Against Violence" exhibition to celebrate this year's United Nations' International Day of Peace, but My Life Intruded and I didn't get around to completing it on time. I'm a big fan of the poet.