Tuesday, 20 October 2009

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Following my recent rather ‘busy’ collages I thought that I should create something more minimal that would be more to my usual taste.


After several days spent occasionally adding an element interspersed with long periods of gazing at it I eventually reached the decision that this one was also too ‘busy’, and so began a period of deconstruction.


I methodically removed and /or repositioned various elements until I reached the stage you see here, which I was reasonably pleased with, as a matter of interest I have taken 5 items away from this and I feel that it is much improved for it.

9 comments:

linda said...

j'aime

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Very nice. What size is it? On paper? I enjoy your quote from Sean Scully on your side bar too.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Gaining perspective as to what element to retain and what to throw out is the hardest part of building a collage, digital or real. For we are in love with the materials we use , it is easy to lose sight of direction and I for one admit that it is rather difficult to eliminate to the essentials.

Thank you for sharing
Egmont

Ian Foster said...

Thank you Leslie, this is a digital collage and it would print well at any size up to about 18' x 12"

Kelly Marszycki said...

The process of de-construction, of abstracting elements so as to reach the essense of the thing itself is difficult to do. And yet, when done, seems much more rewarding. I find this when attempting to practice haiku -- a very humbling experience. I notice, too, that your writing matches your creation -- spare, calm, at peace with the process. Interesting!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Letting go or taking away what at first we thought was perfect...not easy and I find one of the most difficult but necessary tasks to collage making. Ah, what could have been and the acceptance of what is NOW...!

layers said...

Yes, minimal is best isn't it?
also love the weathered worn papers.

APOLLINAIRE'S TATTOO said...

Your work is wonderful. This my first time here. I was happy to read this image is a digital collage.
Best regards.

Jala Pfaff said...

I like this very much.

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