Friday, June 8, 2018

Starting My Giant 47" x 47" Collage

I am starting a new art project; the most giant collage I've ever done. The canvas measures 47" x 47" and is ready to hang. I am starting with the background images from a book called Hawaii by James Siers. There are images from all of the islands. I wanted images of nature to express the main theme of this piece. The natural beauty here is so abundant, and the photography in this book really captures some special scenes. What I like so far about the collage is that it is square, and that the center photos are of the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. We sent off a letter yesterday in an effort to buy land on the Big Island. We are getting closer to our dream of moving there in the next 3-5 years. I love the state of Hawai'i and I want to express that with this artwork.
I'm not sure what will happen next with the collage, but I am looking forward to working on it. I can see a change already; I know that I want to move the images right to the edge of the canvas. This will take some time. I'm glad that I can experiment with a collage on this scale. My plan is to combine some smaller collages that I've done onto this one. I've got two to add. It will have to grow from there. Summertime art is good stuff.