I'm excited to coordinate this group for there are some really amazing artists involved.
I spent the entire day, ripping and organizing pages from Restoration Hardware catalogs. I now have tons more collage materials. After adding these to my previous collection, I have two whole plastic bins full.
As I was tearing out pages, I ended up with thick bundles from the spines of the magazines. My artist friend Mark took them home and incorporated them into a collage.
I started a new collage, but having a tough time placing some of the pieces together. This resulted in a bunch of separate pieces that I'll eventually use.
Today it was Joe and I, which was nice to have a smaller group for once.
Today I cut out a few items from anatomical books. I already like what I'm starting with.
The first picture is a work in progress by Airy. She asked my opinion, so afterwards, I went home and played around with Photoshop to show possibilities.
My proposal is formally sound, but lacks excitement.
Another day of collaging.
One of the other collage artist brought me an older medical book with great illustrations. I spent the day cutting out slices of hearts. I didn't finish anything, but played around with a few different arrangements.
I continue to cover my large substrate with torn black pieces. My artist friend Mark continues to explore his found object collages.
Today was a little different because the space we regularly meet at was not available, so instead we informally met at Wicked Grounds cafe. It was just Jo and I, but I really liked the change in scenery.
Most of us were getting frustrated working in the library because of the disgusting bathrooms and not being able to have food or drinks. We have a new place working in an artist collective.
My friend Mark has been working on a small book where he only spends 5 minutes per page. I'm really happy to see his progress.
Today it was my friend Ken and I creating collages. I finally finished one that I've been working on for a long time.
It was an excellent day with artist friends creating collages.
My nephew, Zane and I completed this small collaged artwork for my friend's birthday. We tag teamed by working for 10 minutes a piece. After several rounds using strips of white paper, magazines, glue, acrylic paint, and watercolor paint, the piece was finished.
I didn't finish any work, but I sorted through my clippings and organized them. I also went through a large stack of magazines and tore out clippings.
Today my artist friends and I worked on our collages and then afterwards visited the top floor of the library to see two art shows. The first showcased local printmakers, while the second featured zines and was having its art opening. I was especially thrilled to see work by Coum Transmissions!
All images below from Irene Dogmatic's Mail Art collection exhibited on the 6th floor of the San Francisco Public Library and curated by the staff of the SF History Center and SF Punk Archive.
Even though there was a false fire alarm today, we still managed to get a lot done.
Everyone either flaked out or wasn't able to make it today, so it was just me. I worked slowly, but completed a silver background for a future project and worked laying out this collage I've worked on for some time. Next time, I'll glue everything down.
I was not very productive today. I cut out many things, but used none of them. I did peruse through magazines and tear out usable images.
Today was especially enjoyable as we all created collages.
Another creating collages with our group.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.