Play – Collage on Fabric

Play

My collage “Play” was painted on cotton fabric, just ripped, not cut so the raggedy edges were visible.  Then I pulled a few treads on the edges to make a type of fringe.  The fabric was spread on a heavy plastic and smoothed as much as possible but not attached in any way.  I began by using colored pencils, words cut from print sources, matte medium as my glue  and acrylic paint, drying as needed between steps.   When done and very dry, the fabric was peeled from the plastic and then mounted on a canvas with matte medium and finally finished with an all-over coat of thinner medium.

Collage Art 32The structure of the painting was based on the form of a Pantoum poem.

Curious about Pantoums?

This piece was selected to be published in the summer of 2009 in a gorgeous magazine, Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

I tried to create the painting in a grid of 16 vaguely square sections to reflect the Pantoum form of four lines and four stanzas with the same structure of repetition.  This is my Pantoum, Play.  Note the line repetitions.  See if you can spot them in the image at all.

1.  Today sea blue rows of water with frothy tops push gently on the sand’s edge
There’s living to be done, the waves say, come out and play right now
The gulls will provide you music to the rhythm of the sea
In a moment they could all be gone, but it’s a perfect solution for today

2. There’s living to be done, the waves say, come out and play right now
Create great pyramids of sand that will charm all who pass by
In a moment they could all be gone, but it’s a perfect solution for today
It’s possible that tomorrow the sea may be busy somewhere else

3. Create great pyramids of sand that will charm all who pass by
Let ideas sprout like sea grass and make a village of sand castles
It’s possible that tomorrow the sea may be busy somewhere else
You just have this moment to share all it has to offer

4. Let ideas sprout like sea grass and make a village of sand castles
The gulls will provide you music to the rhythm of the sea
You just have this moment to share all it has to offer
Today sea blue rows of water with frothy tops push gently on the sand’s edge

 

 

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