The art of design and collage making is both intricate and absorbing- for both the artist and the viewer. Outlining the general drawing and the collage pieces come together in a cohesive way. By adding and subtracting various bits of papers and throw away items, a picture emerges and forms a firmer image. This suggests to me that the end of the painting is approaching.
However, even though I have decided to stop adding and accenting the image, the painting feels as if the impression keeps changing. Instead of trying to be “realistic,” I let images keep redesigning by adding sequins, beads and assorted found and cast-off objects.
By completing one collage, the next one is already trying to take shape in my subconscious mind. It then emerges as a design, still life, abstract compostion and “textural collage.”