Saturday, January 30, 2016

"a still life"
























One of my New Year resolutions is to "finish some of my projects before starting new ones". I started this book last year but it was never finished as other priorities overtook me so I've been busy and got it done. I'll put up a few of the little mixed media pages and if they tickle your fancy, you may be tempted to check my Weebly site
"a still life" plays with the words and takes a light hearted look at life and death. I have taken abstract symbols from everyday life and juxtaposed them with those referring back to illness or injury - which can lead to a very still life.



























In this one off,  I have made the book deliberately ordinary and used low cost and recycled materials (and Kraft paper again) from my studio to fit the idea.

4 comments:

vonleidenberg said...

Very interesting collages! I like the colors and compositions incredibly well. Have a nice weekend and many greetings!

Jack Oudyn said...

Thank you for your kind comment - I've just had a quick look at your blog and it is very inspiring.So good to "meet" you online. Hope you get a chance to check my weebley as well.

Trace Willans said...

Interestingly I have just sent work off for an exhibition in Melbourne which works with the same idea of 'Still Life' wish I had checked this out earlier. Great little book. x te

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks for your comment Trace, always good to hear from you. This "Still Life" is a bit personal but Helen Malone and I are currently working on a more universal book about the process after death - no it is not at all religious.