Artist Mary Amendola Marley presents a captivating portfolio of abstract blended media collage. See extra of her function by visiting her site.
“An critical part of any artist’s labor is not generation so much as invocation. Part of the get the job done are unable to be created, it ought to be been given and we can not have this present apart from, possibly, by supplication, by courting, by generating in just ourselves that ‘begging bowl’ to which the present is drawn.” ~ Lewis Hyde
My method of performing in combined media is hugely experimental. I shift in between a selection of pieces at the similar time as I make on diverse aspects from printmaking, painted papers and a substantial assortment of patterned and discarded papers.
I love the challenge of rummaging via piles of components to experiment with and give each and every component a new objective with unpredictable combos.
Functioning intuitively with unfastened gestural designs of color, I start off every combined media piece on major watercolor paper with acrylic paint or ink. Sometimes, I clean some of the ink off underneath a strong stream of drinking water, then start to experiment with the marks that nonetheless remain.
Although items dry, I set five or six paintings in a circle and rotate between them though visually listening to every single get the job done. Functioning in abstraction on a flat area, I use a lot of layers of paper, paint and mark earning to develop up color, composition and texture. Then, stepping again, I give each individual piece time to rest, returning afterwards to glimpse at each and every just one with fresh new vision.
The future round of work is enhancing out features by painting more than, scraping and ripping items off to sort a foundation to build a new composition on.
I like to play with the stress among accident and intention. By pairing unlikely sample and coloration alongside one another, I compose a rollicking stability that appears to be to hardly keep with each other.
For me, the apply of building is comparable to driving a auto. When driving, you are generating critical (even everyday living-or-death) decisions all the time. Nevertheless, driving is accomplished in a rather unconscious fashion. Ideas are authorized to drift together in some cases you occur up small and bear in mind that, following all, you are driving—an act which is really significant business enterprise.
Two important influences that tell my function are the pure environment and the published term.
My collages are filled with consistent motion. One form merges into the next, transforming and melding together into a regeneration of lifestyle. I like to bury phrases of textual content inside a collage. At times text continue to be obvious, but once in a while language functions as a top secret basis to the piece.
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