This collage is actual size.
Been staring at this for a long, long time…Have you checked out Muggmaker yet?
On Long Island, as in much of the country, birds once called common are engaged in an unsettling baffling vanishing act. Recently the National Audubon Society released a list, compiled from 40 years of data, of the top 20 common birds declining nationally. These 15 are no longer common on Long Island. Like the honey bees this past year, no one knows exactly why bird populations are declining. This is 18″x24″ black sand on canvas
here is an (inverted) image of my computer last night. it’s seriously sick. it was in the hospital for two weeks, had 2 internal organs replaced (logic board and display) and it still appears to be not doing so well… and, it’s not even 4 months old!
i love apple but i am not in love with apple today…
I started this collage with a belly full of food that these guys probably just laugh at.
Second in my series of poetry inspired collages. The first collage can be seen here.
I am long overdue for a post. This image was inspired by two things which I saw this week.
First, a CRAZY ice storm which occurred last weekend. We were in Harrisburg and everything was covered in ice. Each blade of grass was encapsulated. I took over 200 photos… I think my fiances parents must think I am crazy. I was standing under the berry trees, getting dripped on, but it was so beautiful to see.
Second, my friend Gab just bought a fabulously interesting historic house in PA. The house belonged to Horace Furness, brother of the architect Frank Furness. The house has the original library dated from 1890. I was hanging out on those stairs yesterday!
One of the rooms in the house also had this great patterned (and flocked) wallpaper which I of course had to photograph. And then play with in illustrator.
In an alternate world, I’d play guitar for the band “wallpaper ice storm.” I would rock.
While digging out the Christmas decorations this year, I came across a collage series I made in college that illustrated three varied collections of poetry. Some of you Syracuse alums may recognize the assignment. Although I can’t recall the poem that was my inspiration, I still enjoy the images and am happy to share one of them with you now. Look for the remaining two in the series sometime in 2008!