Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Clipping from a Polish Magazine (1973), origami paper, artist tape, regular tape, part of a plastic book cover, color photo and colored pencil
19 x 28.5 cm
The part of the image where you see black is actually totally cut out. So there is a big open window behind her. Also the bottom of the 'pole' of the Beer Lunch sign (thanks K. for giving that to me) sticks off the edge of the paper by about 2.5cm.
About this piece:
I was talking to some people about the German economy the other day and they told me that the average wage for a waiter/waitress in Germany - and maybe that is even in Berlin - hasn't changed since the 1980's. Having worked in a restaurant myself for many years, I know what hard work it can be.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Found photo, building cut out from Revista de Informacion Tecnica (Madrid, 1968), (found the magazine at the flea market in Madrid), other cut-outs from Die Tierwelt der Erde, paint chips, graphite
20.25 x 24.5 cm
A note about this work:
Last week I was talking with R. about how a person might have a different outlook on living depending on whether or not they grew up in a tall building with many apartments as opposed to a single family house. I know many studies have been done on this topic, but nevertheless I started pondering this idea a bit with this collage.
A detail is almost essential with this collage because you can get a better idea of the look on the character's face and you can also see that her bra strap has slipped off of her shoulder - a detail I quite like in this found image.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Found photos, paint chip samples, and brown colored pencil
17.5 x 30cm
I finally found a way to use some of these micro-mini pictures I have of landscapes and waterways. As a result, this collage is fairly detailed in terms of the imagery and therefore I decided to upload a detail of the work in addition to the piece itself.
On another note, as per usual I seem to always have some scanning difficulties, and that is true this time around as well. There is more of the sailboat on the original part of the collage that I wasn't able to scan in properly.
As you can see, Lola is walking to the next city scape in her bathing suit.
Here is the detail of her walk:
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Found photos, acrylic paint, graphite, paint chip samples
20 x 27.5 cm (approximately)
Idioms continue to play a big part of my every day. (I did a project on a series of idioms based on the word "Air" for Rojo magazine and Nike last year.) I am so conscious of how often I use them and the role they play in terms of culturally defining who I am.
Last weekend L. and I decided to goto Kassel to see Documenta 12. On the ride there we were brainstorming a bit about the word "back", and we came up with a huge list of idiomatic phrases.
This collage is based on one of them.
(This work has sold.)