outside…

outside, behind the woodshed…

fragments #1, 2014 4cm x 5cm [17cm framed]

above: hung outside on the old shed wall; and also shown below [closer]

fragments #1, 4cm x 5cm

there has been a mixed reception to the double black, an extra-deep mount with a simple black wood frame. some like it very much, others say they would prefer white. this is the very first one of a mini series, as indicated by the numbering.

fragments #1, 4cm x 5cm

it is difficult to get a good picture of this tiny collage now that it is framed behind glass.

fragments #1, 4cm x 5cm

one evening a week or so ago i was fortunate to meet some of the artists in the Norwich Twenty Group at their monthly meeting. some artists i knew, others i had not met before, a case of putting faces to names i knew only through various regional exhibitions. one of the artists there, Rory McShane, i was at college with – it’s a small world in norfolk.

it was lovely to converse with other artists, and i was encouraged by the conversations and the feedback i received on these very diminutive works [which i took along as some examples of recent work]. it’s good to go outside and visit places, meet new faces. i also visited the Cambridge City [contemporary] Art Fair, which was an eye-opener. now i feel a little like an outsider again…

i also have a thing about sheds, inside and outside, partly because i am missing one…

this appears to be the only photograph i have taken when making these miniature collages, shown stacked-up on the makeshift shelf in my art studio during the summer. is small the new big? i think so…

i have written more words about these very small ‘fragment’ collages in the previous posts, fragments of fragments [20/09/14] and fragments [17/09/14] – my random night-time and early morning thoughts are sometimes found in the comments section.

One Comment

  1. Jazz
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    this was in a recent exhibition, but i think black frames in a poorly lit environment did not help. i wanted them to appear delicate, precious and jewel-like, in the context of their humble origins.

    my email is: artist AT jazz green DOT com – no sales pressure, just putting it out there, for anyone interested…