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Another small one from scraps. About 4 x 4.5 inches.
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landkee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I've been thinking of visual-rap-collages lately -- not sure how they would look though!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Sounds like a good idea!
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landkee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
i am not sure...
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motherofthesky Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I simply love these collages on Daniel Smith samples. I need some of that paper! It just really sets things off it seems!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
It's great paper, and using it label side up gives a nice random collage-y feel. I bought a small stack of samples years ago, now they offer over a pound: [link]
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motherofthesky Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
OOooooohh! I'm bookmarking that delightful-ness! I must order a package with my next Daniel Smith order. Looks like lots of things to work with in there. Thanks much for the info.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Great! You're most welcome.
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SOLARTS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Wow - I like this one a lot too. Lovely.

:)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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SOLARTS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
:)
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hogret Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I agree with fredfree - this is a visual poem - not quite a haiku, but close. I love how it hints elusively at meaning, but gets the reader / viewer to do the interpretative work. (I don't like didactic collages, although sometimes I am prone to making them!) And it's cool that it's so small - I can imagine keeping it on my desk and meditating on it often.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks. I love that phrase, visual poetry. And I would not have thought to call the piece that--it actually helps me see what I am doing.
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fredfree Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
very nice. visual poetry suits you.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much indeed. :)
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Ahavati Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great design! Love the A - B reference throughout and the subtle hint of play.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I had the pieces, and then... I saw what I was looking at. :)
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privatedanser Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
tell me when you do such works , do you start usually from an idea and try to illustrate it , or do you go with the moment inspiration and aim to visually interesting and harmonious compositions ?
never tried collages ...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
I've just been doing it by inspiration and intuition, I have a pile of scraps, I pick a couple and see what develops. Shapes start to emerge and then sometimes I need certain elements that I try to find. In this one, it was all together except the scrap of text, which is there because the word "approval" matches the smile--that one I looked for.

I think one could begin with an idea and have it come out just as well, but for me, the collage is a break from my other work that is all verbal and has to be logical, following rules of grammar, punctuation, etc. Sometimes I have to write in meters that set by composers. Collage is fun, I recommend it. It does get messy, with piles of magazines, newspapers, scraps!
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privatedanser Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
yes i might try it one day :) i think my approach will be like yours , intuitive . i always follow my instincts in photography , also because my real work requires a lot of discipline and concentration .
art is the dream field and i try to keep it that way .
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: art is a kind of serious play.
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privatedanser Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
life is a kind of playful seriousness ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes! :D
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