Musings

For weeks I was wondering what my next project would be. Then one morning waking from a dream I knew how to start – again. I woke to knowing I needed to make collages on game boards; my dream showed this to me. I went into my studio, found my family’s old monopoly board and made a collage on it. It was fun. I knew quickly that I wanted to make one collage on a game board a week that year to guarantee my “fun” practice. I am still adding to this series!

With this series, I wanted to challenge my logical thought and intuitive process. Before pasting images on each collage, I would wait a day or two (or at least over night). During my “wait” time I would study the collage and ask myself, “Does this make sense?” If the juxtaposition or composition seemed logical even intuitively reasonably, I would take it apart and start again. I felt like I was learning a new game strategy as I worked in minute detail to achieve a new whole.

Nothing is really what it seems. A person needs to look, really look at my collages, and in general, all art work. In fact, I often remind myself in daily situations to be curious, to not make assumptions, and be mindful. Aside from having fun while making this series, I also hope is that viewers will look, maybe with a magnifying glass, to see more clearly and ask, with a smile, “WTF?”

To date, I have created over 75 of these six inch square collages on game boards – and am still inspired to make more…

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