Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo Collage

It seems as though in the last number of months that I've had a perfect storm of sorts in my creative likes and dislikes, boredom of certain materials, and an intuitive calling that I can't quite put my finger on, that has pushed me in a new direction. Metal has been my first love, yet the pull of photography, collage, a larger scale, and experimenting with new mediums has me off on another tangent for the time being.

Graciously, Patricia Rovzar (of the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in downtown Seattle), has been very open to taking these new pieces on. I'm a worrier, so, well, I was worried. But she said that she still sees me and my thinking clearly even in this new work.

The dress icon is a way of trying on concepts and emotions that occupy my head and heart - things that seem beyond me most days, yet also at the same time I understand how they are possible and probable. Like the idea that we are all born already knowing inside what our life purpose is, but have to go through the process of awakening it. Or the concept that we all carry the Universe inside us and therefore have unlimited knowledge and possibility.

Along with the photo collage is a coating of acrylic polymer that creates a depth I love, and then I coat the surface with waxes and demar resin. It's a way of getting a dream like murkiness that I am also attracted to.

"Some Say It Is Already Written, We Must Only Remember"
Photo collage, acrylic polymer, waxes, demar resin.
24 x 24"


"The Universe Inside Her"
Photo collage, acrylic polymer, waxes, demar resin.
24 x 24"

4 comments:

  1. These are wonderful and inspiring Morgan!

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  2. wow! I can't wait to see these in-person. And, I just went to the gallery site, and one is already SOLD! Congrats!

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  3. I love your new direction..

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