|Michael McGuire - Untitled Collage - India Ink on Archival Mat Board - Collage Size 17.75"H x 49.5"W|
Sunday, December 13, 2015
I've had these cut and inked pieces of mat board in the studio for a year now. This weekend I had a little time to finally glue them down to a large sheet of acid free 'Crescent' board. I made the compositon a month ago and them had to suddenly put it away for an event in the gallery. Fortunately, at that time I made a photo for reference and was able to piece it back together yesterday. Then spent yesterday and today trimming and gluing. I had forgotten the things I enjoy about work of this type: the overall graphic qualities, the unexpected juxtapositions, the staunchly abstract nature of the piece. The reference abound - visitors in the gallery today mentioned 'Hundertwasser' and 'Mondrian'. I think of a variety of fabric arts, and for some reason Corbusier. The photo shows the collage mounted on the untrimmed mat board, to be trimmed at a later time. Can be rotated to any orientation.