Skyway & Other Art

Skyway, paper collage, 2023

I wasn’t quite happy with the artwork I posted earlier this week. It was OK, I suppose, but it wasn’t what I would have liked. I posted it because I assumed I wouldn’t be making any more artwork this week. And that’s alright, I thought. Some weeks are like that.

What I didn’t anticipate was sitting down earlier yesterday evening to make a “quick” collage and ending up with five compositions that I really like in a very short amount of time. And today, coming up with several more.

An observation: I can spend hours and hours and hours toiling over a series of images and coming up empty–or settling for compositions that are “just OK” but that remain, to me, somehow lackluster. Or I can wait for an “a-ha” moment–a moment in which the images seem to come together of their own accord. That is to say, until the composition is effortless. Because, for me, the most satisfying (and the most playful) compositions are almost always effortless.

Here’s some music to go with this batch of artwork. Please enjoy.

Field of Dreams, paper collage, 2023
It’s Time to Gown Up, Son., paper collage, 2023
Evolution, paper collage, 2023
Skyride, paper collage, 2023
Housekeeper, paper collage, 2023
Safari, paper collage, 2023
Long Way Home, paper collage, 2023

17 responses to “Skyway & Other Art”

  1. Another great collection of collages 🙂 We are so often our own toughest critic but submitting work anyway is such a good thing to do. Often what we assume is “average” connects with another who feels quite differently 🙂 But I do agree with you…my most satisfying work is the effortless kind. The moments when the words just spill out..aha moments that seem to come from a place even beyond me. Keep up the fantastic work! It’s always a joy to view your collages!

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