Avian Vignettes

Garden Variety

Garden Variety

Not too long ago I stumbled upon a shopping cart full of ten small, but well made metal art frames of a gunmetal gray finish.  The frames measured five by seven inches and were wired to hang.  Although this is not usually a size I consider when creating a collage,  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get these frames at such a good, thrift shop price.  The frames were in surprisingly good condition, and were still sporting some mediocre to poor black and white photographs of abstracted hairy human parts.  I will have no problem removing the sad photos and replacing them with what I hope will be received as an improvement.

The theme for the collages is again bird related.  They are vignettes somewhat related by the bird silhouette and green color.  I suppose they could be displayed together, but could also stand alone.  Having completed eight of the proposed ten, I framed the first one and look forward to getting the rest ready for hanging.

Four of the vignettes are in a horizontal format and four are vertical.  The challenge for this work was related to spraying all the tiny pieces of collage material with spray mount. Since I must do this outdoors (the glue is not safe to inhale without a spray booth) the weather must cooperate and be free of breezes.  Although the spray mount is advertised as ‘repositionable,’  I have had my share of trouble separating layers once they are placed on the piece. Working with a large number of vignettes also tested my memory. Taking photographs of initial compositions has helped, but they are always a work in progress, and more likely to change as they develop.

Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect

Avian Vignette- Wisdom

Wisdom

Avian Vignette-  Migration

Migration

Perching

Perching

 

Opposites

Opposites

Egg Tones

Egg Tones

 

Waders

Waders

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About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher
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