Geometric Collage

I’ve worked on collage techniques for quite awhile but in general my compositions have been random, emerging as I glued pieces down rather than coming from a pre-determined organization. Some collages develop over long periods of time as I find new bits to include or try new materials.

So, to further my research into collage  expression, I  decided to experiment with something a little more structured. I wanted to see how limiting myself with geometric or regular sized pieces might affect/direct/inform the compositions. 

I like geometric regularity and pattern and sometimes feel my  collages are adrift without rules or framework.  I thought it would be interesting to impose a few rules on the collage and see what emerged.— I tried squares, rectangles, and triangles. 

Putting them together was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle; trying to get the colours and textures right.  The early ones are really all about colour and shape. The later ones were driven by personal narrative as well as composition.

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