The Annual Regional Fine Arts Exhibition the
Center for the Creative Arts-CCArts- Yorklyn,
Delaware awarded my collage THE PIANO© with a
ribbon (3rd place)
I'm so Honored!
October 6, 2006
This is my first abstract Collage/Paiting.
According to the dictionary, collage art is an artistic composition, made of various materials glued on a surface. The word comes from the French word "coller," meaning to glue or to paste.
Collage art is unique because you take already existing materials to design your own piece of art.
All you need is an open mind and the willingness to explore.
I love using traditional methods and materials in a total unexpected way.
I used different kind of paper, acrylic paint, ink, pencil, Rhine stones and golden ribbon.
I wanted to give "the PIANO" an old look by painting the music sheets and backround with raw sienna which give the collage this antique feel.
Purposely I was leaving some light areas to provide the eye to travel throughout the piece.
For "the PIANO" I was influenced by my musical background and by a strong sense of color (earth tones)
After I almost finished my collage I glued the canvas board on a larger canvas, to incorporate the piece and to give it the desired depth.
Size middle canvas board: 20"X24".
Size stretched canvas
24"x30" (61.03x76.2 cm) with gallery wrapped edges over wooden frame.
Painted staple free sides.
Painting doesn't need a frame.
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