I've been feeling especially down the last few days and glad I forced myself to attend the collage group.
I sorted a bunch of source materials today.
My finished work for the day.
My work in progress
Another of my finished pieces for the day.
Another of my works in progress.
Airy's work in progress
Tobiah's excellent collage
Tobiah's work in progress
I spent the session sorting though magazines and starting a new collage.
Airy's work in progress.
Today I sorted many pages that I've torn from two Restoration Hardware Catalogs. I also organized my reject pieces.
Joe's cut pieces
Mark used my scraps from my collage and in the end, he turned it over and decided he liked the back better!
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.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.