Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Feeling the Rightness

Rightness, not righteousness. 

Yes,  I'm still here. Some personal things in the great adventure called life have slowed me down a bit; I won't bog you down with details. I've found collaging my way through it all very therapeutic. When I spend time collaging I try not to over think what I do. It's a meditative, perhaps intuitive?, process for me. I just move things around until the composition feels right and then I get the glue stick out. Nick Bantock talks about composition in The Trickster's Hat (one of my favourites and I'm currently working through a few exercises): "Composition is really hard to teach, mainly because balance is innate. Yes, there are mathematical rules  of harmony and the golden mean can be measured, but the real acid test is not geometrics - it's purely a matter of whether you can feel the rightness of something in relationship to its surroundings. Do you internally "know" when something is right or when it is just off?"

If you are waiting for mail from me, I'm back in the saddle and hope to be caught up soon. Thanks for your patience. And I'm drowning a bit in small collages; I may give some away…stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are a few new works.

I am slightly addicted to photo transfers. Loving this cigar man. 
Danger lurks around blind corners...
I am going to be very sad when I run out of those blank cheques. 

3 comments:

Karen Isaacson said...

Oh how I especially love that last one. thanks for the reminder about The Trickster's Hat - I own it, and did a few exercises and set it aside "for a while" and you know how that goes...

Tara Hammond said...

Your photo transfers are the bees knees!

Adrienne Mason said...

Thanks, Karen and Tara. And, yes, I know how setting a book aside goes, Karen! I just pulled it back out after a little rest and am trying to do some of the exercises. Or not. My expectations are low so I won't disappoint myself!