Thursday, June 4, 2009
New Piece: Glimpses of Home
Here is the end result of my "Toilet Paper Tube Photos." I cut each photo in a circle, attached it to a background page which had been cut into a larger circle, and then glued them onto a large board that had been covered with black gesso.
It was a challenge to choose which photos to use (there were over 50!) and then to choose an appropriate background for each photo. Lots of circle cutting. I cut ALL the photos into circles, and have several background circles left over as well.
I decided to call it "Glimpses of Home," since all the photos were taken in and around my house. Then I got to thinking--I could do a whole series! Glimpses of Nature, Glimpses of Family, Glimpses of Chicago, Glimpses of YouNameIt. (I'm starting to sound like Forrest Gump here....)
Anyway, it was fun to do. The shape of a circle is interesting. Imagine if that was the only way you could view the world--in blocked-off circles. Fascinates me.