Friday, December 4, 2009

Number Tree - Mixed Media Collage - 5x7

I had intended this piece to be monochromatic but found that it just wasn't working for me until I added the bright orange leaves. And there's no particular symbolism in the numbers. I was just tearing up pages from an antique French poetry book (the paper is of incredible quality!) and the lines of the poems were numbered. The bits of English words are obviously from some other text. When I first started using pages from books in my collages, I had a real problem with ripping up the pages. There's something about books that seems almost sacred to me. I soon discovered; however, that you do it once and it becomes easy!

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