TASTE, Fascinate, Passionate

July 31, 2017

Collage is a medium full of surprises.  My five year old grandson loves to come into my studio and make collages, imitating what I do.  I keep telling him that he is free to do whatever he wants, that there are no rules in collage.  Already, at the age of five, he keeps checking what’s allowed and what’s expected. 

This collage, for example, started out with a sheet of black paper.  On that I glued a picture torn from a newspaper.  Then I did a Gelli plate print on top of the picture.  Much to my delight, the cherry tomatoes didn’t pick up the acrylic paint and stayed bright orange. 

I then picked up a handful of words from one of my boxes of newspaper headlines, and lay them out on the table.  The word TASTE jumped out at me, perhaps because it is the same color as the tomatoes.  Then came the word fascinate.  Then I realized that passionate had the same ending as fascinate, and when I read them one after another, I found myself pronouncing passionate as passionATE, to rhyme with fascinate.  Then I realized that they both contain the word “ate”. 

We are usually so immersed in our habitual way of reading, that we are not open to word play. 

What does this collage mean to you?  Please write and let me know.

avacarmelcollage@gmail.com

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts

January 28, 2019

December 5, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 28, 2018

October 25, 2018

October 20, 2018

June 9, 2018

June 6, 2018

May 30, 2018

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags