Collage work on vintage prayer cards, each about 2-1/2" x 4" in the style of the worshippers of Santa Muerte. These are destined to be included in an altered book, along with vintage communion photos and perhaps some embroidered sacred heart images.
Carel Willink (1900 - 1983) was a Dutch painter who painted in a Magical Realism style that he preferred to label "imaginary realism." His paintings are beautifully rendered, surreal, and suffused with a most interesting light...so, of course, I have stolen* some of them. Here are three collages that superimpose chromatically-colored modern dancers over backdrops of paintings by Willink.
* This probably amounts to copyright infringement, something most collagists are guilty of from time to time. If there exist defenders of Carel Willink and his copyright in these paintings, please feel free to object and these will disappear!
Hot One Inch Action up in the grand city of Vancouver, BC, Canada, puts on an annual one-night trading-show exhibition they call "Carded." The work of 50 different artists is reproduced on 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" trading cards, which are displayed on the gallery walls and are also available for gallery-goers to purchase in the form of $5 luck-of-the-draw packs of cards. If you want/need a card that's not in your pack...trade for it!
This year's show is Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7 - 11 pm, at HOT ART WET CITY, 2206 Main Street, Vancouver. A great time will be had by all.
Venus febriculosa is a website devoted to contemporary literature and the art/design of books. They are running a little contest they are calling "DESIGN CONTEST 10 -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel" in which you are requested to alter page 4 of A Human Document, in the spirit of the original and wildly creative altered book created by Tom Phillips. You can read more about Tom's book(s) on their website, and see sample pages to inspire you. Here's my entry. The entry deadline is April 19, 2015, and there is no entry fee...so what is stopping you?