Saturday, May 26, 2012

when you leave this world

make it bigger

Cut-paper collage postcard, mailed to Justina. This is just my second black-&-white collage, and I must say, it was fun to make! It seems like the composition is easier to figure out when you don't have color to deal with.

Background (big propeller, small people) is part of the business end of the Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic. Figures in upper right are Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Gentleman standing in water is Alfred Kidd, who based his 93-pound steam-powered model on the Empress of Britain, a Canadian ocean liner sunk by a U-boat in 1940 (photo taken 1953). Tendril thingies from a photograph by Lisa Elmaleh. Words from an ad for Levi's.

You might want to check out my Flickr gallery of (other people's) black-&-white collages.

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