You might not know

You might not know how much of my psyche is wrapped up with wondering what it’s like to become an adult right now, particularly as a man.

I don’t realize the depth of this preoccupation myself until I start making collages.

Example: the SoulCollage card above. There are LOTS of examples.

For obvious reasons, climate emergency comes up. It is really hard to imagine 15 years out.

I glued a lot of paper into the book after dinner tonight, slitting compositions in half or thirds to fit on the page where need be. This will allow me to use remnants to create unifying repetitions.

Below is another one of my slide shows. I don’t know why this satisfies me so much. I don’t expect it to satisfy you. It’s worth noting that this process is NOTHING like working with cloth. I read Grace’s post just now where she draws parallels between cloth and paper and they are there for the finding. This is not that.

For info on this collage project see Acey’s blog sparklinglotusink

For more SoulCollage cards of mine, go to Flickr on sidebar and open the SoulCollage album. Or, track the ‘SoulCollage’ and ‘collage’ tags here on the blog.

9 thoughts on “You might not know

    1. deemallon

      At some point I would love to share how I make digital collages. Dianaphoto app is free and so is the slidemaker app I’ve started using.

  1. nancy

    The fascination with young men makes me thing that perhaps with all of your concerns, fears etc with the state of the world…you are expressing wonder at what this world will hold for your boys. Just a thought. I (of course) love the guy skateboarding on the wing…I really love the wing!
    As far as the slide show it is fun to watch over here too. I have turned many an iphoto folder into a slide show or intentionally made slide shows…two about sock monkey adventures! SO, I totally get the fun of it for you the creator.

      1. Acey

        Have been trying to find a succinct yet adequate sentence or two to sum up the impact your slide shows have on me. (and though it was offered to Grace, I myself would love to learn a little more about how this kind of thing is done) But those words aren’t authentic enough. So instead I’m going to compare the impact to a different art viewing experience. Went to the DeCordova maybe a dozen years ago to see the The Old Weird America exhibit. Had been particularly interested to see “in person” one of Jeremy Blake’s plasma/ hallucinatory ectoplasmic installations. His inclusion was The Winchester Trilogy. It can be viewed in full here:

        Like you JB was a master of decoding and re-configuring color and form. Your slide shows really put me in mind of his work. There’s so much going on for the visual brain to absorb but there’s also an ongoing thread of social consciousness fueled by necessary questions and reconsideration of what it means to live in this country – and how we select which of its myths we embrace or reject.

        Wanted to say this the other day but was too rushed for time to do it properly. Also needed the extra necessary minutes to locate a link to the full piece, should anyone have the time and interest to spare.

        1. deemallon

          Thank you for taking the time to find the link and organize your thoughts like this. I really appreciate it. I started the video. Nothing much happened for the first minute so I paused and saw it’s an hour long! And to think I worry about taking up seven minutes of anyone’s time! I slid ahead and saw the incredible silhouettes and rorsharch like designs and was intrigued. I will watch the thing in its entirety this week. Thanks again.

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