Sun Series #1

Sun Series #1

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Two Sided Collage

Spring Collage (front and back)

I have talked about my two sided collages from my "Farmscape Series" but have neglected to post both sides of one of them.  Here is a collage from the 4th week in April.
If you follow the geometric aspects of the work you can see where the stitching and collaging on one side influenced what happened on the reverse side.  Usually one side ended up being lighter and brighter than the other.  I would start by collaging elements on one side of the paper, then reversing it to see what I might want to include on the other side.  I would return to the first side and do some painting, then reverse it and work on the other side.  It was a continual back and forth process.
This allowed me to make 2 observations about what was happening on the farm during that particular week.

And how do I know this was from the 4th week in April?
I included a code.
If you look at the bottom of the piece you will notice 
some stitched blocks with lines through them.
The number of blocks indicate the month and the number of lines indicate the week.
This piece has 4 stitched blocks with 4 stitched lines indicating the fourth week of April.

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