Sigh. My dynamic composition class with Jane Davies is now over. It has been such a wonderful way to spend the summer! One thing I've learned from this class is that the process itself is an important ingredient in the outcome. I used to wonder why I had trouble composing interesting collages, and I think a large part of the answer is that I never took the time to let them evolve. This class has been very helpful in getting me to understand how to work in layers, over time. (I've got lots of ideas for interpreting this in cloth, too, so stay tuned.)
Here is an example. The "before" images were my assignment for week #5, on creating depth. I spent most of a week just getting to that point, but Jane suggested I try to take it even further. The "after" pics give you a sense of how much things can continue to change if you confront new visual information over time instead of just trying to "get it done."
|"before and after" storyboards by Rita at Coffee Shop Photography|
I'll be taking a short time away from the blogs. My youngest daughter will be a senior in high school this year, and hopes to pursue an art degree in college -- we are heading out of town for a week to visit schools and take in some art museums along the way. See you when we get back!