New Collage

art, Body, collage, traces, wildlife

I started work on a collage that I had worked on 18 months ago, looking at a whole range of images that I had worked with in the past including trees, emerging and disappearing figurative images. The fact was that  I have moved on both the work I’m doing, my use of materials and processes  and of course the end results.  the image below is part way through the current re working. Ive brought together both the red haired woman and an old painting of an Indian bean tree. Currently I’m experimenting with the image by adding gold paint, a bit of Klimt influence possibly. The featured image at the top of this post shows progress to date

 

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Untitled work in progress August 2018 Collage 

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Weeds, Herbs or Bodies?

art, Garden, herb, Uncategorized, wildlife

Whilst returning to work on body drawings I have also been following up on medicinal  botanical herbs that I became interested in, by the discovery of what I thought was a voracious weed at the bottom of the garden! Described by the Guardian as one of those that have come from overseas in Public Enemy No 1 This continues to lead  to  further drawing and some print making, so far I have identified my plant  as Petascites Fragrans or Winter Helitrope and have been sent to the site of Giant  Petasites Hybridus (Butterbur) by a local botanist, the Giant is a native, so less problematic . I hope to return to do further drawings for print making  on Saturday.