Thursday, March 31, 2011

International Collage Exchange 2011- Sent Collages

This years collection has been another installment of the Society is a Nest series. This time titled "Fragile" Society is a Nest series II.

My focus this year was not on the environment but families. If you are not familiar with my theory that
Society is a Nest please read this post.

My art has continued to progress over the years as a quick look at this blog will show although 3 things remain the same. I still hand stitch with 2nd hand shop thread, I still use my own images and I still use recycled papers. No point in reinventing the wheel right? It works for me so I'm sticking with it!
The new additions this year are in terms of colours that I've 'discovered' and more importantly the use of nature dyes. A lot of this years collages use fennel, eucalyptus and walnut dye that I have brewed myself. This in itself has been hugely rewarding!

I hope you will enjoy your visit to my Lucky Dip ICE blog. Please leave a comment here or on my regular blog so I can come and visit you too!


ICE 2011 #1
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Seeds of Knowledge.

Original blog post can be seen here. 
ICE 2011 #2
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Bent not Broken.

This collage is tribute to foster parents. You can see the original blog post here.


ICE 2011 #3
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Every day.
You can see the original blog post here.



ICE 2011 #4
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Genetics.

You can see the original blog post here.


ICE 2011 #5
Fragile. Society is a Nest II
What goes around...

You can see the original blog post here.

ICE 2011 # 6
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Synergy.

You can see the original blog post here.

ICE 2011 #7
Fragile. Society is a Nest. Series II
Truth.

This collage is a personal favorite of mine and is now part of the permanent collection.
You can see the original blog post here.


ICE 2011 #8
Fragile. Society is a Nest. Series II
Respite.

You can see the original blog post here.

ICE 2011 #9
Fragile. Society is a Nest Series II.
Responsible.

You can see the original blog post here.


ICE 2011 #10
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Freedom.

Even  freedom is fragile.
This collage is a personal favorite of mine. It is currently for sale on the Virtual Tart website.

You can see the original post here.


ICE 2011 # 11
Fragile. Society is a Nest series II
Wedding Vows.

You can see the original blog post here.


ICE 2011 #12
Fragile. Society is a Nest. Series II
Try again.

You can see the original blog post here.

ICE 2011 #13
Fragile. Society is a Nest. Series II
Sequence.

You can see the original blog post here.


This digitally altered photograph of mine features on the back of all the collages along with a brief description of the 'Fragile' theme.

Please check back here again. When I have received my collages from the swap I will add them as a slide show.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

International Collage Exchange 2010

This is my collection of collages for the 2010 exchange. The collages all belong to the series "Chain Reaction" which is about  how human activity can affect the environment for good and for bad.Each of our invdividual actions set in place a chain reaction, like a ripple effect and it's up to us to make decisions that have good ripples.
The main ingrediants in my collages are: my own handmade papers, recycled papers, recycled book images, my own lino cuts, thread from second hand shops and serviettes. Unlike last years collection, where the sewing was entirely decorative the stitches this year is both decorative and functional. They are a form of mark making as well as means of constructing my work with little or no glue. Earth friendly!
You can read full posts about each collage on my Lucky Dip Blog where I've written about the thought process behind each piece and the origins of the materials used to make them.


 I've linked each collage (below) to the relevant post for that collage so if your interested please take a look!  I hope you will enjoy them.

Collage # 1. Chain Reaction
http://lisasarsfield.blogspot.com/2009/09/chain-reaction-ice-2010-1.html
This is the collage I have selected to become part of the permanent collage collection. The rest (hopefully with the exception of # 3) will be swapped out amongst the other particpants.

Collage #2. Connections.

    

Collage #3.Harmony.
This collage is the one I have selected for sale at the online exhibition on the virtual tart website. I will update my Lucky Dip Blog when the exhibition is open.


Collage #4 On Loan


Collage # 5. Co-dependant.


Collage # 6. Balancing Act.

Collage # 7. Lucky


Collage # 8. Expired


Collage # 9. Ironic



Collage # 10 Urban/Suburban


Collage # 11. Delicate.


Collage # 10. Nightingale.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Collages recieved 2009

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These are the fab collages recieved this year. All images remain the copyright of the artists.

2009 sent collages.

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These are the collages I made for the 2009 exchange. The style changed a lot from my first year! My main goal was to include as much of my own imagery as I could and I did this with photos.

Friday, October 9, 2009

2008 Collage collection.

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This was the first year I did the exchange and also the first ever collage series I completed.

My theme was "Society is a Nest"