Monday, March 8, 2010

ICE # 11 and 12


ICE 2010 #10
Series: Chain Reaction
Title: Delicate

Recycled flour bag, old playing card scoring paper, bird image from book (gifted) thread, scrap paper, serviette.

A common theme that I keep coming back too in my mind while I have been working on the 'chain reaction'series is that creating balance (or a lack of ) is quite often the result of a chain reaction. We either add to our environment or we take away from it. "Delicate"  was created from delicate textures and lines to reflect the structure of our own delicate environment. I believe it should be treated like a precious jewel, a delicate and beautiful gift we (mankind) need to take care to not harm it, to make sure that it isn't tarnished  and that we put back what we took out, that we achieve a balance that reflects the delicate nature of it. Wouldn't a chain reaction set off by the actions of love be an awe inspiring, life giving thing?


ICE 2010 # 11 
Series: Chain Reaction
Title: Nightingale


Poetry by William Wordsmith, old envelope, pencil drawing, thread, recycled flour bag, lunch wrap paper, scrap paper.

William Wordsmith wrote the poem that inspired this collage. For a while I was a little stumped because I couldn't  find the image to go with it...and then it occured to me I didn't need one!
I drew the pencil circle and arrows to illustrate the earth and the words from the poem "True to the kindred points of heaven and home" and realised that this was all it needed. This is just a verse but, to me this poem, seems to be drawn from a place of love and respect for the Nightingale and for our earth. He seemed to acknowledge that we have our place on this earth and so do they. I have to say, I agree with him!
We should not seek to over power another, to out-smart or out-do.We need to live here together but with us in our place and them in theirs. Our intellect can over-ride our instinct and we seem to forget to 'play nice and share nicely.' Surely it's time for mankind to remember how?

This series is very nearly complete....watch this space for my last collage and a special give-away to celebrate!

16 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

love these pieces! it would be so fun to sit and stitch with you!! these are beautiful pieces, so serene!

Seth said...

The stitching on all these pieces is so inspired!

Debrina said...

Hi Lisa - these is just fantastic. I love the layering and stitching on these pieces. The bird collage is just exquisite!!
Well, I've had to bow out of ICE for this year, sadly. I'll need to save them all up for next year instead, as I just didn't allow myself enough time in the end to get 13 done. :-(

ArtPropelled said...

Lisa I agree that the collage is complete as is. The more I look at it the more I love it. Delicate is beautiful too.

bad penny said...

sigh - love it

Mick said...

I loved the drawn circle and lines, Lisa. :)

joyfulploys said...

This so works...the paper, the fabric and the stitches...love it!
Mary

Kim said...

Lisa your collages are fantastic! Really love both of these ones. Great composition and details. You just get better and better!

layers said...

what a wonderful analogy--that a chain reaction-- causing taking away or adding will lead to our desire for balance-- like that very much as well as your collages here-- love the stitching in them.

Deborah said...

Beautiful pieces with lovely stitching.

joyfulploys said...

Lisa...you won the Post Card drawing over at my blog!...yea! Please send your snail mail address to my email (on the right top side of my blog).
Mary

bad penny said...

thank you for your comment - they are the first inchies I've done and fun to do !

alteredbits said...

these are just gorgeous! i LOVE all of the stitching! i'm so doing ICE next year and will cross my fingers that i get a lisa piece. :) i mean if you do it next year too.

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Carla said...

Such gentle, calming work. really Lovely, Lisa!

Jill Zaheer said...

Beautiful words and the sentiment is so true. Love the layers, stitching and contrasting textures in these three works! Just super!