Thursday, 21 July 2011

The skelly and me

I made a pile of canvases from an assortment of old maps, book pages and papers. I like this kind of surface as it's easy to make and if and when something worth hanging up materialises it can be easily attached to a frame.
a layer of Gesso and a round of sewing and they're ready to go
I decided I wanted to use a skeleton just because I have one and I've never used one before. It was only when I photographed my skeleton I realised it's actually a 'he'
I won't analyse the end result as I don't really know what it's all about myself, something to do with spontaneous art I think

I wanted to use the lyrics of a John Paul White song titled 'This Life' but I didn't get them with the download, remember the days when you actually went out and bought a CD and you got a little booklet with the words in it... erm sound like my Mum there, but anyway...
nope, not getting it, interpret it as you wish...
oh and theres a woman in the bottom right of the picture with 'keep walking' written around her head, now it all makes sense, right?? if you'd like to explain...

16 comments:

*jean* said...

fabulous pages!!!

Suz said...

I really, truly like these. I love the transparency of your papers and I love the stitching, of course, because I am afraid to try it! I just like the looks and want to try something now with a mish-mash of papers, which I certainly have! One problem...i am on vacation with art supplies of canvas boards and acrylic...but when I get home. Yes, when I get home. I promise I won't just be a copycat...couldn't copy you no matter how hard I tried but I sure like what you do!
Fondly,
Suz

PaperPumpkin said...

Very cool....but I do still buy CDs and look for lyrics!!!

Joanna said...

Now, I can read all sorts of deep meaning into this wonderful artwork, but basically this is saying to me, "Live life, you only get one." Simples!

Brilliant textures and images, love it.

x

Jenxo said...

aw very noce Margaret, its good to do something different sometimes.... i did get your email and replied straight away, i have just resent it...

Catharina Maria said...

I really like your art and I hope that I can make something likes this once .
Love ♥RINI♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And to think that this gorgeous collage started on a map! Like you, I remember when you got a CD, the little book, and photos of the band. How times have changed. I love this beauty even though I can't explain its meaning.

Dagmar said...

Looks fantastic..only sorry I never sent you a map of BC!
Come to Canada next summer and visit me and I will send you home with some great Canadian stuff!
xo

Nathalie Thompson said...

I remember records and "cover notes" (that makes me VERY old. heehee)

Why does this art need an explanation?

I LikE it!
Nuff said.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, I really love everything about this Margaret!!
Love the images, colours, texture, bunting..
Gonna go back for another look!!

Jan x

~*~Patty S said...

some things do not need explaining...they are just wunderbar!!!

now why didn't I ask you to show me how you do this sort of wonderful creating when I got to visit...you used such great ingredients and turned them into something very hangable ;)

oxo
p.s. off to have a listen to the song...have a lovely weekend my friend!

Halle said...

Amazing that this gorgeous piece start off life as a lowly map! You've done wonders in this transformation!!

Jenny said...

Wow Margaret... I LOVE this collage... absolutely awesome with all that wonderful texture... gorgeous color and love the collection of pics...

Jenny x

Alisa Noble said...

Fabulous as always, Margaret!

I suppose we can now go back to making lyrics up as we listen to our ipods now.
Or am I the only one who used to do that?
;)

Linda Manning Findley said...

I can't explain but I think it's pretty darn cool .... Linda F

Daydream Retreat said...

Great project, very cool how you make your canvases! And I too reminisce about buying CDs, looking through the cover art, insert images and lyrics...that was the best!!