|Two Park Benches|
Final collage in the Chairs of Paris Series! That doesn't necessarily mean you won't see chairs again, but for right now I am done with chairs and benches, flea markets and antique shops.
I find that I often return to my past artworks for inspiration or for source material for new work, as I did in this series.
Doing this adds an authenticity to what I do. While I enjoy looking at the work of others, visiting art galleries and shows, viewing Pinterest and Etsy, I know myself and that I can get easily distracted by the great variety of work in these places. I see people working with techniques I'd like to try and materials I wish to use. One of my art goals for this year is to remain true to myself. I know I have posted some things that are somewhat like me and my work, but also me experimenting with someone else's style, technique, materials, etc.
But I almost always return to what I call the backbone of my work...imagery of some sort, collage and encaustic.
I work better and more authentically when I have a "image to hang my hat on" (as Jim Dine said) and/or a concept from which I can work.
I need to remind myself of that from time to time.
This piece is 6x6" mixed media collage on a board with encaustic. It is ready to hang and requires no framing.
It is priced at $75 with free shipping in the US. To purchase, visit my Etsy shop.