Friday, August 26, 2011

marked and folded...

reversible (double face) paper forms

Wherever there is a surface in my studio, a fast growing pile of papers spruces up!  Painted papers, treated in some way papers, ghost prints, not so ghostly prints, scribbled sheets with notes making sense at the time written and later looking so like coded secret messages... These piles of papers can easily be trashed, or saying it in a softer way "discarded". But I tend to develop certain close relationships with either a whole specific pile or just with some sheets buried there, and I know that some day they will be what it's absolutely needed to complete some future work... So there! I've just confessed this vice of mine, and now you most probably imagine me living/working surrounded by walls made of piles of papers, just like those secluded persons long forgotten... 
It's not so; this afternoon a few long discarded strips of 1st grade printmaking paper with brushed ink experimentations done months ago, were pulled from the pile and ended up becoming the multi shaped form in these photographs! And the pile it came from... is still there, but slightly shorter...

8 comments:

  1. Ah, yes! That paper pile...
    As I write, spilling over the mouse cable are 3, no! 4 similar folded scraps.I have in mind to draw pictures on them and string them together, like a necklace or bracelet and send them to my ma-in-law. But 2 is not enough...back to the folding!

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  2. Ah... the piles of paper! Others just don't quite understand how important it is to hang on to these things, now do they. I love how polished and interesting your "scraps" look!

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  3. very inspiring, thank you. I always love the way you photographed.

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  4. I know where you're coming from Anna. I have that pile of paper too but I'm not sure I'm as creative with it! Lovely photos as ever. Marvellous shapes across the page.

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  5. I have the paper pile. I also have a word and phrase pile. And then there's the pile of people with interesting faces. Not to mention the weird pile (no gentle word for that pile)! Enjoyed seeing part of a pile put to good use.

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  6. gorgeous anna - and isn't it so satisfying to transform a piece of paper that might otherwise be thought of as useless..... now its shown as beautiful.... I love that

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  7. Your post made me smile Anna mou :) I have also many different piles, even a paper pile of actual bills , that might end up in a painting :) Wonderful what you are making out of your piles !!!

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  8. I also have piles, small bins and collections of papers -- you never know what or when you will need or want to find something just perfect for your project..and with your creativity I can see why you need whatever you have.

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