This collage employs 3 cut-outs from the "Hunky Men" 2009 calendar, 2 from the "Wonder Woman" 2010 calendar, 1 from the "Sinful Women" 2011 calendar; 2 cut-outs from January 2011 "Art + Auction" magazine, and 2 from the current NYC subway map.
I am very excited to add another Mail Art Mini Series to this blog, with artist Shannon Miller. Here is Shannon's first batch of thick, sensuous, neat postcards which I received yesterday. Of course I love the usage of NYC maps. Let's see what my response will be...
These collages employ a photograph taken of my son by Birgit Krippner, gifted photographer & friend in New Zealand (www.birgitkrippner.com)...this specific photo is very dear to me. My collages have to do with observing how a baby starts making sense of his or her senses...and started with the pink paper I chose in response to the sensuality I saw in Kim Dawn's "Here I go" watercolor, shown in the previous blog (note eye and mouth in Kim's piece!).
Kim Dawn, a wonderful artist & friend I met years ago at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, asked if I wanted to repeat something we did when we moved apart: send Mail Art to each other. I love the surprising, impromptu back and forth of such an exchange; observing how the other's art informs one's own; having fun sending little pieces on their first travels. I asked Kim in turn if I could post the outcome on my blog...and here goes with Kim's first mail to me!
I make art. I earn most of my money in other ways, and am busy with other projects. As long as I can have those occasional moments of blissful creation, am in an occasional show, and occasionally sell art to people who treasure it as much as I love making it, I am content. This blog offers glimpses into what I'm doing right now.