Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This was the picture my son drew in the Christmas Card for his younger brother. Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Who Are We? Seeking Answers to the Big Questions--from the archives

Another collage from my archives (read: under the basement stairs). I can't pinpoint the exact date of this one, but it seems the coupon for TastiTaters on the back expired in July of 1998. Another 40 cents down the drain.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Don't Think Too Hard--From the Archives

From April 2000, another collage from an old bundle uncovered while packing. I did quite a number of these, mostly cut from the Ottawa Citizen or the National Post. I usually made them when I couldn't sleep. I got a big kick out of linking random sentences. When we were kids, my siblings and I would turn the sound down on the TV and turn up the sound on an unrelated radio program and laugh hysterically at the incongruity. We made our own fun.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sketch 2010

This was my donation to Sketch, the art auction for Saw Gallery a few weeks ago. I thought I'd given it away without taking a picture, but when I got my camera back after lending it to a friend, there it was! The collage is on a piece of orange crate, with Captain Highliner framed by a lock-nut from a bike. The crab claw was from a summer excursion.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Super Cake!

This is another collage from 1998. The background is a recipe for raisin bran muffin's that was on the inside of a cereal box. I was participating in a weekly art project with poet Karen Massey and artist Katie Argyle and the topic of the week was "cake". Special appearance by David Kronenburg.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Future Cloudy

From a series of undated collages using "found" text, probably 1998? Judging from the optimistic tone, I'd guess I made this one during a bout of insomnia.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Moving Countdown

I recently found out I have a few months to move, so I have begun to excavate the layers that I have built around me. This includes digging through boxes from my previous move. I discovered a bundle of old collages from 2000 and before; some damaged, some unfinished, none documented. I'll be posting some of these in the days to come, starting with these two that were stuck together and are now pretty much illegible. I think it gives them a strange fragile beauty. I might work on them some more, or maybe frame them. I like how they have transferred information onto one other, encrypted each other. Or maybe I should throw them away. Right now they are spread out on the floor with my cat sitting on top of them. I'm not much of an archivist.

Thursday, December 2, 2010