Collage in layers
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014
Sorry I was MIA for a while: medical issues, no big deal.
The upper background is from a Time magazine photo of an electrical storm over the Grand Canyon. The man in the dog mask is from the Archie McPhee catalog. The lower background is from a painting by Gordon Onslow Ford. The creature is a late Jurassic marine reptile called a Dakosaurus.
The colorful strip in between is from a computer model of superstrings. Superstring theory holds that our universe has many more dimensions than meet the eye—dimensions tightly curled into the folded fabric of the cosmos.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Friday, 24 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Or even the 6th, 7th and 8th!? "The claim that the cosmos has more than the four dimensions we can perceive — that is, three spatial dimensions plus time — is exotic enough. But the quest to prove that claim brings in a virtual menagerie of mysteries: mini-black holes and dark matter, gravitational waves and cosmic inflation, super-high-energy particle collisions and ultra-powerful gamma-ray bursts." Have fun!
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
The beautiful painting is by Sir Edward Landseer and is entitled "The Blacksmith", 1875.
The housewife is from a vintage magazine ad.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Saturday, 18 January 2014
No American home is complete without guns, trophies and booze.
A perfectly green lawn free of weeds is ideal, no worries about the pigment free baby.
I thought it best to post these two together since they complement each other so well.
Friday, 17 January 2014
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Here's one more from pages of Volume 1, The Encyclopedia of Photography.
The background is a photo by Irving Penn entitled "Two In A Canoe".
The couple making eyes at each other demonstrate something or other about a good photograph.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
This week has been kind of hectic and I am happy to get this collage off!
I own Volume One of The Encyclopedia of Photography and have used bits and pieces of it in numerous collages. I prefer working with images that are printed on matte versus glossy stock and although the volume contains some glossy images the bulk of the book is printed in black & white on matte paper.
Monday, 13 January 2014
Fi and I have chosen to carve up the same issue of National Geographic this week...an interesting exercise! You will find several pieces from her below, and here are the three I worked on this morning:
Wombat for Dinner
(okay, so it isn't really a wombat, but sometimes one must sacrifice truth for humor...)
And finally, here is the cover of the magazine Fi and I are both using this week:
The title is from E. M. Forster, of course, from his novel Howard's End: "Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer."
All the images are from the January 2014 issue of National Geographic.