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Friday, July 1, 2011

Four for All

I went to my studio today with the intention of making a watercolour of a luna moth I came across this week--the first and only one I've ever seen.  The result was more than disappointing.  Even scribbling and dripping and stamping into the picture couldn't save it.  But ripping the paper into 4 sections provided me with new fodder to work each piece individually as a new collage.


©2011 L.Ciacco, Granada, watercolour/collage on paper, 6 x 4.75 in.


©2011 L.Ciacco, Reception, watercolour/collage on paper, 5.25 x 4.75



©2011 L.Ciacco, Monsieur Hulot, watercolour/collage on paper, 5.25 x 4.75 in.



©2011 L.Ciacco, Garden Buzz, watercolour/collage on paper, 6 x 4.75 in.

When in doubt, rip it up and repurpose the pieces.
Sounds like good advice for living one's life.
Maybe.


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18 comments:

  1. I don't know about life but I agree about art. I rip pieces regularly...sometimes to very pleasant surprises! Each one of these holds a ton of potential...good luck!

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  2. A wise advice, and four beautiful works of art! Brava! Ciao!

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  3. Yes, it's a lesson of living ;)

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  4. i have ripped up art and reused. love the hand image you have in each collage.

    as for ripping up life, perhaps when i was younger. i did rip through life and reinvent my life and self with gusto. but now at 65, i'd rather have a self at peace, whatever that might mean in reality.

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  5. A little palmistry?

    WV - slymen: not the best for longterm relationships

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  6. I love these compositions as a collage, original and beautiful.

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  7. That beautiful Luna moth just didn't want to be "captured". Four for the price of one is never a bad thing.

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  8. Blue Sky,
    That's funny...I thought I could get away with calling them "done"!
    :-)

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  9. cristina,
    Mille grazie! I can't imagine you ever needing to rip up any of your work, though.

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  10. Ötli,
    Do you think I should become a live coach?
    :-)

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  11. sukipoet,
    Maybe I could call this little series "A Show of Hands." I got them out of an old palmistry book I found.

    No more ripping for you? But at some point you will have to rip up your stakes and move on into that new abode you keep searching for.
    :-)

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  12. DCW,
    They're hand-outs.

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  13. Leovi,
    I'm happy that they work for you.

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  14. Patricia,
    Good point about the moth! And you know, I didn't really want to capture it, either. It was one of those head rather than heart decisions. But it ended up leading to a fun process and, as you say, the price was certainly right.

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  15. I don't know about this as advice for living but it has certainly worked out for you in this process. The last picture is my favourite.

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  16. Leovi,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think the last one has the most going for it, too.

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  17. i love the first and the last best, what wonderful hues you found for them - i am sad i cannot see them in real life, the feeling must be totally different, they would gain a mysterious weight and depth and shimmer of the light which i can only imagine right now...

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  18. Roxana,
    You are very perceptive--but we all knew that already!--there is indeed a distinct "shimmer" to these little collages as I used a fine, glittery powder in various colours mixed with my acrylic medium. It is only possible to give an approximation of what one's art work looks like through photos or scans; again, you're right--they're just that much different in real life. But they are small and humble, nevertheless, and are presently languishing in a pile on my desk top. Your appreciative words give them new meaning.

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