Sunday, April 1, 2012

Imagining A to Z: A is for Assemble

A is for Assemble.


File:Robert Rauschenberg's 'Canyon', 1959.jpg

Robert Rauschenberg's 'Canyon' (1959): Assemblage: oil, housepaint, pencil, paper, fabric, metal, buttons, nails, cardboard, printed paper, photographs, wood, paint tubes, mirror string, pillow & bald eagle on canvas.


When I make a collage I assemble bits and pieces from different sources: found papers, scraps of fabric, a twig, a book of matches, newspaper, splatters of paint, batiked paper and set these things that had no business being together inside that which becomes a composition.  Assembling is an art. The spaces between allow me to consider connections that I did not seem to know prior.   

Such exercises release the imagination.




Note: In this series of post during the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, with each day focusing on a letter.  In order to bring some cohesion to this process--releasing the imagination is the focus of each post.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm gonna love following this blog! My degree is in fine art! sigh! Love this post, will be back to check the rest of your AtoZ posts (and beyond!) :D

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Glad the work is resonating.

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  2. I am a pattern follower, never thought to gather and just start assembling.

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    1. Would love to know more about what a pattern follower is. Sounds intriguing.

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  3. What a great way to express yourself. I love art! Look forward to more of your A-Z posts

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    1. ThanksCiara. All A to Z posts will focus on ways to release the imagination.

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    1. Thanks. Was moved by your post. Left comment there.

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  5. I've never tried to make a collage before. Maybe it's something I should try one day. :-)

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