Image & Verse
to entice the heart
I love collages in general, and yours in particular. Are these made using a web program, or are they made with actual paper and then scanned? Beautiful!
Writer Bug –
Thank you… I’m pleased you enjoy these.
They are a combination of abstract acrylic art that I commit to canvass then capture as a digitized image, digital photographs I have taken, ‘found images’ that are scanned, digital art I’ve created in Illustrator, and 3D renderings I create with Turbo CAD — all finally pulled together in Photoshop, with the words and phrases overlaid.
The final collage images are extremely high resolution and can be printed out as a 300 DPI GiclÃ©e at a widths up to 36″ and the corresponding proportional height.
For example, Quatre Saisons (Four Seasons) can be printed as large as 36″ wide by 90″ tall — and its crisp and clean.
I have also printed them out as slightly smaller scale, high resolution, archival-quality back-lit transparencies, using a frosted acrylic substrate to diffuse pure white LED lighting. I create a shallow back box for the LED’s, then mat and frame the back-lit image to make it look like mounted ‘flat art’ — except it glows just as it does on a computer screen.
This is my favorite way to reproduce them — captivating, with absolutely stunning color!
Stunning colors indeed! These digitalized/mixed media collages were delightful! I enjoyed them thoroughly.
Thank you for explaining how you went about doing these collages (although yours is way too complicated and elaborate for me. lol)!
I always thought about doing them digitalized–as in cropping pictures and such together and combining them with words/lines from my poems and adding colors from color pencils and markers, but I never got around to doing them yet…
Anyway, you’ve inspired me to try to make time and do this! 😀 Thanks!
So rich. Each one is like a doorway into memory, thoughts, or a dream where everything and nothing makes sense..
And with your words, your poems, I find a reflective intensity, community, and continuity in your collages here. Your words, your images help me continue my own search. Thank you.
Very very rich imagery, Mr Wizard. Thanks for the technical explanation of process. Do you have pictures here of the backlit boxes you described?
The collages are magnificent; the colours are majestic, the images deeply personal yet iconographic. These works remind me of the artist Kurt Schwitters a bit, a modern artist who used found objects and incorporated them into his assemblages. Each collages is beautiful and I would tell you my favourites, of course I need to know more about their providence, etc. “Visages de Futur” is amazing. “Nave de Cielo” colouration is superlative and “Gonzo” (I don’t have the titles so I am giving reference to the calligraphy on the works(how I love that the words display the poet and the artist!). I would love to know how you made the works. Are the originals for sale, etc? How beautiful these works of art! Truly amazing!
Just read your description of how you made these amazing collages. It seems to me to be a very technical process of which you would have to have some knowledge of photoserigraphy. How complicated is the process and how long does it take to make a collage? I remember serigraphy from art school, however this is so much more complicated it seems to me!
Hello! Do you sell prints of your collages? Please email me if you could!
Yes I do Jeff, in limited editions…
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