Exercise 2.4, Reflection
Did the process of working in collage bring new challenges in terms of observation?
Absolutely! Collage is so very different from sketching an item. The choice of paper is so important. Solid or print? Which combinations? White, solid color pr print background? Layering small pieces, or larger pieces cut into definite shapes?
Whether block silhouette or line, I felt trying to accurately depict an object would be near impossible, and not the correct approach for me.
Did it affect the way you observed?
It moved me away from attempting to recreate the objects realistically, and opened many other possibilities. What could the object represent? How could the scene unfold? Would the object’s true purpose be important to the scene:
or would it simply be part of an overall design:
Were there unexpected qualities or effects?
Yes, the way an object could disappear into the scene, almost to the point of not being noticeable as itself:
Or the way the shape, which I thought meaningful, really didn’t bring much to the table.
For example, the landscape in a bottle could have been in any shape:
And the bottle shape that seemed to represent the ‘good life’, would have worked just as well, perhaps better, in a traditional snow-globe shape:
Moving on to the final collage!