Monday, May 22, 2017
Impermanence, Sort Of
What do I discover as I go through this process? First, that it is the process itself that I love: the tearing of scraps; the finding of already-torn scraps in my box of scraps; the way-leads-on-to-way of it all. Then there's the freedom of it: I can arrange the pieces without having to worry about the logic of gluing something under one piece but atop another. So many of the collages I glue into permanence are not quite what I intended, because the logic of sequencing the pieces sometimes defies me.
What I haven't done yet, but may try soon, is using the exact same pieces to make a different collage, a series of collages all with the same elements...
Permanent impermanence, repeating itself again and again.