Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Illustration Friday: Climbing

Lunch Hour mixed-media
This story is rooted in reality.

From the Archives: 11 April 2000

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Headlines newspaper collage on Cheerios box

For this collage, I cut out a bunch of words of interest and then made headlines out of them. My personal favorite is Bad Sellers plot to kill consumers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

From the Archives: 11 April 2000

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Cross Words newspaper collage on cereal box

I used crossword puzzle clues for this collage. It is a sort of sound poem, meant to be read like a comic, although there are no lines separating the frames.

Friday, January 23, 2009

From the Archives: 15 April 2000

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Confused? newspaper collage on cereal box

Solace to the confused, paranoid, defeated and depressed: you are likely to live longer!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

From the Archives: 17 April, 2000

Romance newspaper collage on cereal box

I was really enjoying taking bits of existing text and trying to make a story out them. The perameters I had set for myself during this project were that all text and images were to come from the same newspaper. I got a real kick out of pairing abstract concepts with computers, science and machinery.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

From the Archives: 13 April 2000

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Fashion newspaper collage on Life cereal box
Another daily newspaper collage from 2000.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

From the Archives: 14 April 2000

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I was recently going through my basement and came across a bundle of collages that were all stuck together. I haven't had the heart to try to pick them apart yet to see if they can be saved, so until the right rainy day comes along they will stay that way.
So, I decided that I would start scanning some of the things I did before digital technology came into my life.
This was from a series of collages I did from the daily newspaper on cereal boxes. Each day I would go through the paper and cut out anything of interest, both text and images and then try to make a narrative out of the stack. It is meant to be read like a comic panel.
This particular collage was from an article about Charlton Heston's speech in British Columbia in 2000. The text is all directly from his speech--you just can't make this stuff up folks!
I meant to post this when Mr. Heston died last year, but couldn't put my hands on it at the time.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pale

Winter Postcard (mixed-media on cracker box)

Think of this as a post card from today. We were out on snowshoes, walking along the Ottawa River, the horizon blurred by a mid-january squall. Hope you had an equally sublime day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contained

Contained mixed-media on old board

One of my resolutions for the New Year is to sort through all my papers. It is an uphill battle.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Illustration Friday: Resolve

Riding Mower Joust collage with paint on rec-room panel

With this first post of 2009, I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year and share a hope that your gardening implements not be raised in anger, but put to good use in fertile plots. Good Cheer!