Sunday, October 11, 2009
FRAN SKILES WORKSHOP
Big Red X 2....collage by Terry Jarrard-Dimond
A big hello to everyone. Tom and I returned yesterday from the Crow Barn after a fantastic workshop with Fran Skiles. The workshop featured Fran's processes relating to collage on paper and it was an exceptional week with a wonderful artist, workshop participants and facitities.
Just a note to followers of Compositional Conversation. I will have an update on our project next Monday so please check back then to see what Gayle Vickery Prichard has added to the conversation.
Today I am going to share some photographs of works in progress from the workshop and later in the week I will share images of some of the final (thought perhaps not completed) work. I realized very quickly that my idea of collage was very limited as I have not worked in this way since college. Fran has developed some very interesting process and I loved the low tec way many of these process are handled. It is very immediate and spontaneous and since I did not have any preconceived ideas about how the images would develop, I was able to trust her process and let the work develop as we moved along.
Tom and Mary observing Fran as she demostrates monoprint process.
Fran Skiles doing a demo. Notice the intensity of Annette and Jayne.
Tom Dimond working on a new canvas with some hand stitching.
Here I am sewing together a few zerox images with the machine. Pursing my lips helps me to focus.
Tom is adding some black gesso to a composition he has started.
Mono printed Chinese paper.
First layer of color on Masa Paper.
Jayne Willoughby Scott pulls a pellon print.
This is a shot of Big Red x 2 on the worktable. I hope neatness doesn't count because I certainly have a mess on the table. The collage turned out to be one of my better efforts.
Here are a few of my pieces in progress.
Later in the week I will be showing some examples of final work by members of the class as well as some of mine. Hope you see you then.