Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Latest work: "Red Riley Collage"


I took a book apart (reverse engineering?) and then reassembled bits and pieces of it to create this collage.

The book (which, I hasten to add, was not in very good shape to begin with) was a book of poetry by James Whitcomb Riley, known as the “Hoosier Poet.” I thank him for putting some color into my life. Had I not known him as an American writer, I would have said this piece has an Asian vibe to it, which pleases me on an entirely different level.

When I prepped this image for Fine Art America, not only did I upload the original horizontal one, but also created three more in square format (a crop from the left, a crop from the center, and a crop from the right). One never knows...

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2 comments:

CJ said...

Cool idea to use the book, and yes, it does have an simple, pleasing Asian vibe. And...best of all, it's red!!

Carol Leigh said...

Ha! I KNEW you'd be attracted to this. As a crow thinks, "Ooh, shiny!" CJ thinks, "Ooh, red!" Or blue ... Thanks for the comment.