Tuesday, November 24, 2009

occasionally, a portrait...

Carving out a likeness somewhere between realism and caricature is tricky territory, but that's where I try to steer things. This is a drawing/collage depicting the great American poet Robert Creeley as a fairly young man. He only had one eye and was generally photographed with a patch, but I found this direct image of him, with the blind eye shut, to be more compelling. Robert Creeley died in 2005. Do yourself a favor and read his work.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"old school" collage

I used to make collage from tangible things, back when folks cared about the tangible. We've now moved our concerns out into the ether with all our gizmos. I wonder how that will work out in the long run... anyway, here's an example of collage made from street debris, bits of whatever and Piero della Francesca.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th...

This guy seems appropriate for today, a day so laden with goofy portent.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

seasonal stuffing

This is a collage I've just finished, to send out as a seasonal greeting to clients. As the image evolved, it looked more and more like a medieval tapestry to me, so that's what I went with. Trying to make a turkey beautiful is quite an undertaking.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The New York Times Book Review

It's been a while since I've had a piece in the NY Times Book Review, but I'll have one in an upcoming issue. The review, written by Geoff Nicholson, is of book called "Liver", by Will Self. This was my first chance to use collage in this forum and the book in discussion was a perfect fit. I think the resulting image is compelling and captures the strange subject matter of this set of four related stories. If you're a Book Review junkie, like me, keep an eye out for it.