Torn Paper and Paint

Lately have no money to buy watercolour paper, so have been tearing up some problematic pictures for collages. The process is a compromise between my natural simplicity and the pleasures of more. I think the balance is struck, in this piece at least. It’s not half as busy as a Frank Stella for example. But the collage method has one big advantage—you can try out a lot of things before the glue goes on. At first that may seem obvious, but the fatal weakness of collage is that it’s too easy. Working and reworking is the key to something that bears more than one look. So it’s really not the collage method that matters. After all, it’s common enough in every elementary school classroom.

Untitled, watercolour, silkscreen, pencil, acrylic, tissue paper, spray, collage on canvas 2016

Untitled, watercolour, silkscreen, pencil, acrylic, tissue paper, spray, collage on canvas 2016

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