Monday, December 11, 2017

Feelin' Snarky...

The Prophet
(quote from Ingmar Bergman's film "Fanny and Alexander")


The Love Song of Donald J. Trump
(quotes from the mouth of Prima Donald)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

The German-American Collaborators Continue Their Snippy Work...

Let's Go Fishing
Collab #80, 2017
Started by Lynn Skordal, completed by Sabine Remy

Aletheria and Zoe (Truth & Life)
Collab #81, 2017
Started by Sabine Remy, completed by Lynn Skordal

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Arts Alive!

My new home and studio are located in the lovely, historic little town of La Conner, WA, on the banks of the Swinomish Channel.  I love it here...some of my new neighbors are hawks, seals and blue herons, and the actual humans all seem to be warm, interesting people.

La Conner has long attracted artists and writers, and this weekend will be celebrating the 33rd annual Arts Alive festival, November 3, 4 & 5, 2017.  I'm honored to have two pieces included in the Skagit Artists Open Juried Show, and there are art shows and exhibitions all over town this weekend -- come visit!

River Triptych
Cut & paste paper collage on old book covers


New Dress
Cut & paste paper collage, framed

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New for Kollage Kit

Far Away Eyes
(theme: Rolling Stone Songs)


Give Us Your Mind
(theme: advertising)

Friday, October 6, 2017

I Was Wandering Through a Local Thrift Store...

...up here in my new little town of La Conner and found two 1912 Christian Herald magazines among the old issues of Time, American Boater, and Better Homes and Gardens.  As I paid for them, the lady at the desk observed that they were "kinda skinny" so she only charged me a quarter each, instead of the usual 50 cents.  Be still, my wildly beating collagist's heart!

And so now we have:

Friendly Christian Assassins

Monday, October 2, 2017

Some Recent Collaborations

A few recent collaborations between myself and the most excellent German collage artist Sabine Remy:

 Collab #79 2017 (The Boating Party)
started by Sabine Remy & finished by Lynn Skordal

 Collab #78 2017 (The Butterfly Pump Party)
started by Lynn Skordal & finished by Sabine Remy

 Collab #76 2017 (Time Traveller)
started by Lynn Skordal & finished by Sabine Remy

Collab #74 2017 (Dance Around the Golden Calf)
started by Lynn Skordal & finished by Sabine Remy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kollage Kit Returns...

I was "otherwise engaged" this summer, as were many of my friends on the Kollage Kit website, so we took a summer-long hiatus...but now we're back!

The theme this week is "three pieces of paper" (meaning:  make a simple collage using no more than three pieces).  It's an excellent theme and here are my three pieces for this theme, each with no more than three pieces.


Envy

Four Guys in the Woods

I Wait for You

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back to the Scissors (Finally)

Adam Considers Trading Eve In for a Newer Model,
Concocts Serpent Story

It will be another couple weeks before I'm able to get back to work (changing my circumstances, relocating to a new town, etc., etc., etc.), but today I felt the need to do a little bit of collage work...
12"x16.5"  Magazine & book scraps on 1928 litho print.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Away...

Making several epic road trips this summer, and
I hope you all  stay busy and keep happy...
I'll see you in late July!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sending Out a Message

Two recently-completed collage collaborations between my German buddy, Sabine Remy, and me:

Universal Emergency Fish Supply Transmitter
and Two-Way Receiver
(started by Sabine, completed by Lynn)

Where It All Began
(started by Lynn, completed by Sabine)

Friday, May 19, 2017

That Day at the Lake

"That Day at the Lake" is a recently-completed artist's book.  Background images were printed on tissue paper, and then spray mounted on pages made from remnants of an old player piano roll.  The player piano paper is interesting -- ivory colored and very transparent.  The Images are collaged from magazine scraps and inkjet pictures, the text is original.  Covers are ivory cloth-covered boards, with the cover image printed directly on the book cloth.  Size: 7.75"h x 6.0" w, 22 pgs.  Here are the beginning pages:









Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Fresh Round of Tricollage

Three collage friends (me, Sabine Remy in Germany, and Josephine Wicherts in Holland) periodically complete a round of three-way collaborative collages, nicknamed "tricollages."  This time each of us created two similar collage starters and then circulated those to the other two for completion.  It has been fun to see the similarities and differences in each set.  Here are the results.

Sabine circulated two versions of a large, Dada map of Zurich:

 Die Grossen Drei (The Big Three)
started by Sabine, added to by Josephine, finished by Lynn

 Guide to a Better Dada Story
Started by Sabine, added to by Lynn, finished by Josephine

Josephine started two black and white "museum" scenes:

 They're Watching
started by Josephine, added by Sabine, finished by Lynn

When You Are Caught by Art
started by Josephine, added to by Lynn, finished by Sabine

I sent around two black and white fashion models with neutral backgrounds:

 A Contemporary Dress Inspired by Velasquez
started by Lynn, added to by Sabine, finished by Josephine

The Inside and the Outside
started by Lynn, added to by Josephine, finished by Sabine

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Working on a New Altered Book...

"Self Culture" is an almost-completed altered book that offers advice about living one's life on the wilder side.  The original book is a slim late-1880's volume entitled On Self Culture in Phonography, written entirely in phonetic shorthand as a "vade mecum" for the intellectual, physical and moral betterment of young men.  ("Vade mecum" apparently means a useful guide that one always keeps handy on one's person for easy consultation.)  I've printed the background images on some used teabags, and then collaged some human/animal hybrids on each page.  The text is typed in on my vintage Adler typewriter.  Here are a few pages:









Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bird Women

Just finished collaging some bird women onto an old player piano roll (Duo-Art #6489, PERPETUAL MOTION Rondo, Op. 24, date unknown).  Figures are from magazine scraps, background is printed on tissue paper, Turned out nicely, I think...

Hatchlings
player piano scroll collage
11" wide x 60" wide


Hatchlings detail


Hatchlings detail


Saturday, April 8, 2017

23 Sandy Builds a New Exhibit

Heading down to Portland in a few minutes to attend the artists' reception for a new exhibit  called "BUILT," which opened yesterday at the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR.  The show includes book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art and architecture.  There are fantastic pieces in this exhibit, well worth a trip.  I am pleased to have two little books on view:

La Cite des Animaux
(an accordion-style book about a deserted white city)

letting go
(a "built" book made from wood)