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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I promised to show you the travel collages that I’ve been doing. Seeing that I get pretty trigger happy when I travel, I just do not have the time to print and display the best photographs of 1200 plus frames after each and every trip.
Instead, I use my travel pictures as source material for various artworks. It becomes an endless body of work – a huge, original source that I can tap into – and with every trip, that source just becomes more expansive as I now have about 10 years of travelling to 35 countries behind me so far.
To commemorate a trip, I allow myself 1 layered collage on a blocked canvas of 20 x 25 cm. Each collage has about four layers – I cover every finished layer with a layer of resin, and then collage again onto the resin once it has dried. I continue in this way until I have 3-4 layers. With each layer, the collage starts to have a clear 3D effect, with a distinctive background, middleground and foreground.
The materials that I use are all ephemera from the specific trip – business cards, boarding passes, images from local magazines, newspapers, brochures and photographs. I include things that I would like to remember like names of shops, museums, restaurants, website addresses, colours, etc. So the collage becomes a condensed visual notebook of the trip. It also takes a lot less space than albums filled with pictures. So here are some of them – enjoy!