Monday, 23 August 2010

Seaweed or no seaweed




I am sorry that I have not posted anything for such a long time but things should be more or less back to normal now.

Following a walk on the beach I was rather enchanted with the seaweed and was determined to use it, now I am not quite so sure.  If this had been a digital collage it would have been simple to remove it but as it is a 100% glue and scissors job I am afraid it will have to stay.

22 comments:

r.bohnenkamp said...

Hi Ian,
it's nice to hear from you
and as always a beutiful work.

La Dolce Vita said...

I really like it and the way it involves the entire piece. it creates a relationship with the other elements and reminds me of roots.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Wonderful piece. Even with the interesting lines of the seaweed, its still a minimalistic treat.

annell said...

Another memorable collage! Yes, by Jove, I think you've got it! So good to see you back, I've missed you.

annell said...

Ian, I think your can change that profile, from aspiring artist, to artist.

Kelly Marszycki said...

the seaweed shape leads off the picture plane into the margins -- I like that -- nature has a way of keeping a sense of gentle chaos.

Outside The Lines said...

I love the seaweed! I posted about seaweed on my blog...as I am also enchanted with it....

cerulean said...

This is beautiful, it looks like a footprint on your collage. It reminds me of the paper cuttings of Matisse. I'm looking forward to see your next step.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Ian,

I am glad you are back and mended, it has been far too long but then life had other plans in store for you.

The elements interact nicely, however I feel something is missing to tie everything together. Everything is to architectural like except for the seaweed, so I would suggest maybe something circular.

Wishing you all the very best from California,
Egmont

Who you callin' housewife? said...

That seaweed most definitely belongs there. There is fantastic balance and movement in this piece.

neva gagliano said...

divine collaboration with nature, and
the determination of glue.
nice to see this composition, and your return to posting.
i've done very little myself over the summer. maybe blogging a WINTERTIME SPORT???

layers said...

I think the seaweed adds a nice 'period' to your collage- a calligraphic mark that accentuates the flowing textures inside the box- very lovely.. and welcome back.

Momo Luna said...

I think the seaweed is just perfect. It brings it all together somehow.
Great work!

merci33 said...

I will stand in line with those who celebrate the seaweed...it's a lovely and fitting remark..like chop that coloristically couldn't be more harmonious.

Welcome back to blog land...sorry that you could bring up 'Winged Moon'...I may send it to you via email...though Ileave town first thing 'on the morrow' and my dreamtime is calling.
;-)

merci33 said...

Of course I meant to write...sorry that you couldn't bring up Winged Moon'
Yes I am tired.

ArtPropelled said...

I like it just the way it is.

Inge said...

Wonderful collage. Inge

Renee Howell said...

absolutely love the expression "a 100% glue and scissors job." quite nice...

rivergardenstudio said...

Just had to say that this piece has drawn me in and captivated me. roxanne

Anonymous said...

Found your blog on a rather complicated path from a google search on Alberto Burri. I love your collages and hope to see more posts in future. I, too, believe the seaweed adds to the composition. It adds complexity without undue busyness, and leads the eye into the other elements.

Jala Pfaff said...

It's wonderful!!

Matthew Felix Sun said...

I just discovered your blog and love it very much. I have always been intrigued by paintings with writings on them, from medieval to modern arts. Thank you for sharing your amazing work.

Matthew Felix Sun

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