Most of the fabric collages that I’ve been sharing with you, are experiments of compositions and subjects. The photo images you see with the fabric are just xeroxes of the original photos. I work this way for ideas only. Since I’ve been wanting to actually carry some of these ideas to a finished work, I’ve been wanting to refine my process of how I’m going to translate these collages to the fabric. So, in my studio practice, I’ve also been working on process experiments of transforming the photo to fabric. After many trials and errors, I think I have finally figured out how I want to do it and have gained control of different looks and contrasts of the image, but since this blog is not about process, I will not go into detail. Thus explained, my post today, will be another peak into my daily collages.
I appreciated a comment by my friend Virginia today about leaving an art work open for interpretation as to bring more meaning to it. So, since I am looking for concept in each work I do, today, I will not share my own opinion, so as not to taint yours. So, my questions to all of you:
What do YOU think these collages mean? I would love to hear YOUR interpretation.
Do you appreciate hearing the artist’s concepts of an artwork? Or, do you prefer to bring your own meaning to a work?