Saturday, May 1, 2010

Windy City Walks

Windy City Walks by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Windy City Walks"
Collage on paper
18"x24"

This piece is pretty thick in some areas from layering lots of magazine cut-outs in order to get the figure looking right. It's funny how that happens with some of my collages - if I have to focus a lot of energy and time on one area, the collage will feel heavier in that area when I lift the piece up.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm taking care of quite a few errands, working on a new collage for my show in July, and of course, having some fun.

11 comments:

Lori said...

Shes great- she looks so peaceful. I read somewhere that you want to illustrate a childrens book. I am in the process of that now. It is harder than I thought it would be but I am making progress slow but steady :) Let me know when you start. Have a great weekend!

ELK said...

the background water and buildings are so realistic...always a happy visit here...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is just magnificent. I love it!

Melissa said...

I can't tell from a web picture, but I wonder if that thickness actually contributes to the piece in real life adding another interesting dimension!

Nicky Linzey said...

Weird! This has taken me back to a time I stood on Tower Bridge - overlooking the Thames in London. It took me straight there.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Interesting that you mention the heaviness. Makes me realise that looking at your work on the web we are missing out its texture and density.

lori vliegen said...

she's fantastic, megan! i love her gorgeous purple scarf.....we all need one of those in the windy city!! :))

justdoodleit said...

Nice stillness this image evokes :)

Bella Sinclair said...

You wow me every time. She's fabulous, but I also love those buildings behind her. All those windows!

A children's book would be fantastic. An animated collage would be out of this world! Yay!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh I like this one!!!

Merceria Barbagli said...

woooow! great picture.