Friday, December 6, 2019

Collage Contrapuntal Rhythms

What do a yellowed paperback copy of D. H. Lawrence's 'Sea and Sardinia', a 1960s book of American photography, and old Sotheby's and Christie's catalogues of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art have in common?  

'Happy accidents' occur when incongruous juxtapositions suggest significant connections or resonate with some inner psychological tension suggesting possible narratives in the mind of the viewer, like clues at the scene of a crime. I have been plundering a few sources for images that reference art, literature and history and imposing an arbitrary pattern through the structure of the sequence, cutting out frames and framing cut out pictures. This allows certain motifs, elements and visual themes to be repeated or reflected in a subtle and unexpected counterpoint rhythm. 

This is the beginning of a series that I have just started to play with ....................


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