The blog lately has been focused on furniture market trend alerts so I am writing today to show you some things that I have been working on as of late.
With a long reaching art background I have experimented with nearly every technique under the sun which has led me to my recent creations. As long as I can remember I have been making art but in recent years my creating has become heavily computer oriented. In addition to designing fabrics during the day, I am a freelance designer on the side so I am constantly at a computer and sometimes just need to step away.
With a desire to get back to the physical drawing board and make use of my amazing pens, pencils, markers, and other art supplies I have begun collaging a lot lately. The collages contain an abundance of elements including fabric scans, newsprint, magazine clippings, wrapping paper scraps, pen and ink drawings, and paintings, to name a few. I have quite the obsession with texture and layering so bring on everything that creates more depth and interest!
Once I have reached a stopping point with the hand done part of my creations I digitize them for further manipulation. The added computer portion really elevates the mixed media pieces to another level. With the use of the computer, I can dig into my endless library of scanned imagery to enhance the artwork. I scan everything I find interesting from the wood grain of tree bark to dye covered towels and magnified fabric structures.
The featured imagery was created using the same base collage as a springboard. Some have been merged with other complete collages and some are combined with scans of my fluid art pieces. I hope you enjoy all of the color and texture!
Let’s take a look at some of today’s creations!
For more where that came from, check out more of work on: