Recent Work

Here are three new collages done this week. I wake early and entertain myself with creating new pictures. Recently the materials I use have been old Sierra Club calendars given to me by a friend. The views are vibrant with color and a delight to use.

My process begins with the selection of colors and designs. I consider what might make a suitable background and glue it down. Now I’m using old Road Scholar magazines printed on newsprint. Not the sturdiest surface but the picture will only be photographed and published on Facebook.

Then I select what might work in the design which evolves as I work. The shapes and colors of the pieces find their places. I may change the shape or cut out smaller shapes to create a design in a piece. When I feel it’s done I photograph it.

Then to select items to be glued next. I arrange pieces until the picture seems finished. Mainly I emphasize the arrangement of differing shapes, whether they are balanced and offer interest to the eye. Most of the collages I make please me, but that is not a factor in the decision to post them. I feel they have value within themselves and deserve the attention they receive.

Published by Chlele Gummer

I'm an artist, writer and author of nine children's books. Nature is my inspiration. Next project is a book of a hike with children. The pictures are created out of fabric scraps.

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