Friday, March 28, 2008

Collage #6

...And I'm almost done with my sixth collage! The latest one is of my dad, and this will be my final piece for the series. His neck is a little funky at the moment, and there are areas on his face that I want to rework, but overall, I'm nearly finished. Then I'll return to three other pieces, work on fixing them up, and then I'll be done with my collage work during spring break. This senior thesis stuff has been a lot of work, but I'm proud of what I've created. These are, without a doubt, the strongest six pieces I've created thus far.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Artists at Work: Smithsonian Community Juried Exhibition

This morning was the opening reception for the new exhibition that I have a piece in, "Artists at Work." My collage, "Girl With Glasses," is hanging at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center. The exhibition will be open from March 27th to May 18th 2008. It features 70 works chosen out of about two-hundred submitted pieces. I took a few pictures of the exhibition, as well as where my collage is hanging (they're a little blurry because of the dim lighting):





Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fifth collage completed

At the moment, my mom's collage is finished. But by finished, I mean it has yet to be seen by my committee. I'll most likely make more adjustments later.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Collage #5

Here's what I've done so far today with my collage of my mom. I'm liking this composition a lot better, as well as the way it is turning out. I think this looks a lot more like her. Hopefully I'll be finished with it by tonight.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Collage #4

I had my third senior thesis meeting this month. It was pretty helpful--my committee pointed out weak areas in my compositions that I'll work on fixing during my spring break. I also showed them my unfinished collage of my brother. It was actually their favorite because they were able to understand the type of process I go through with my work. However, I'm not interested in pursuing that type of work--I want to create complete collages that have a narrative element. I think that after I complete my senior thesis, I will begin a new series of incomplete collages, with both drawn and collaged elements.

So far, I've worked on reworking areas of Scott's collage--I got rid of the doorway in the background and went back to the blank wall. I'm also working on getting rid of the abstract and flat areas of the piece. I'll post that collage once I finish it.
Here's the collage of my brother that I took to the meeting. I've been working a little more on the background and his shirt since then.