|Accordion book 5|
|accordion book 4|
|companion to accordion book 5 shown above|
* proportion and balance, specifically with color relationships and shapes and variance in size of shape
* use of positive and negative space and repetition of shapes created in both areas
*use of existing already cut paper-I tried not to cut paper to fit something but hey, I am human, I did it anyway!
*representation via color and shape of some idea or feeling that I had about something in my environment.
* learning how to use color's inherent properties of value and chroma to create a sense of balance, i.e can I have a small chromatic shape balanced against a larger more neutral colored shape or area. What seems proportional?
That second to last bullet point is specific to many of the collage ideas above. And I will be the first to say (again) that some of these collages got away from me. I have a tendency to add more pieces (or start with small pieces and end up adding smaller pieces for coverage) in the hopes of pulling the collage together somehow. It usually results in a fiddly and awkward arrangement. But, these "sketches" with paper are meant to generate larger ideas or to show how I can refine an initial idea that has potential. The whole process really is similar to sketching in lots of ways.
OK, hope everyone is having a good week. I am working on a few more collages for my 5th leporello/accordion book. I found some instructions too for making two "book" covers to attach to either end of these fold out collages. The end result would be a type of book that could be displayed. (I am looking at you, Julie!) We will see.
Thanks for reading and commenting.