Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I must say I really enjoyed the collage making workshop today conducted by mixed media artist Georgia Mason. Six hours of non-stop art making has worn me out. Art is all about problem solving both technically and conceptually. I feel good about the pieces I made today and have come away with some new ideas, techniques and methods for doing mixed media work – I especially enjoyed working with colored tissue papers and fabrics. Here are my four finished pieces from the workshop.
The most difficult technical problem to work through with collage is melding all the various disparate elements into a visually cohesive composition. I need more time to get my technique down with this, although I feel good about what I accomplished in six hours. The goal in my opinion is coming up with a strong concept and then technically executing it – the challenge for me is knowing when to stop and not using to many elements in one piece.