Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snuggle up With a Good Book

Peter Clark's Book and more

On my trip to Atlanta to visit with the Atlanta Collage Society, and view their show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center which is a beautiful exhibition space, and I am fortunate enough to have three pieces on display in the show.

While in Atlanta, I had a very nice visit with Barbara Dunham, the president of the Atlanta Collage Society. Barbara and I talked day and night about all things art and collage, and she shared with me some of her favorite art books. This one by Peter Clark called "Paperwork" really made me smile and I thought some of you might enjoy it as much as I did. I liked it so much I ordered it here from amazon!

What's neat about Clark's style as well as many of the members of the Atlanta Collage Society is that they use YES! Paste, to tack their papers down on the corners, and leave loose edges that cast shadows and offer dimension to their work. Some of these loose edged pieces are framed under glass and some are not. This style is totally different from mine, where I use acrylic gloss gel medium under and over all paper to adhere it firmly to the wood panel and give it an appearance of paint.

While in Atlanta I also visited Eli Pelizza at Binders Art Supply and we are working on a Paper Paintings Collage Workshop at the Atlanta location in July. Stay tuned for dates! A trip to Atlanta for some gallery hopping and fun with collage should be part of your new year's resolution, don't you think?


  1. How delightful! Of course, I like your style so I hope you don't change :) I just watched your DVD and I have to say it's wonderful!! I'm going to write a review on my blog soon so stop by later and check it out. Loved it and will watch it again and perhaps do some paper painting of my own in the New Year.

  2. I love collage so yes I'll be doing some in the new year.

  3. AWESOME! Please feel free to email me at ejnelson@mac.com your images and I'll tell you what I think. THANKS for the compliments on the DVD. I will not change my style, I am just admiring what others are doing and wondering if I can infuse some of it into my own style...

  4. Your sense of connection with artists of like mind is beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing your stories of your adventures in the world of art. I look for forward to more of your words on collage in 2010.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Wow! That is so cool! I love the idea of the shadows and loose edges. Another dimension to a wonderful medium. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth. I can't wait to show this to my son's new fiance'. She loves my collage ice cream cones and wants a bulldog, so she will swoon when she sees this! May you and your family be richly blessed in 2010.

  6. Just wanted you guys to know that I've been emailing Peter Clark and he's the most wonderful person! He has been in New York City recently and told me he found some maps, tickets, and papers from the World's Fair in 1939 at a book store in Williamsburg. He's very excited to take these materials back to his studio and incorporate them into his collage work! If you get a chance to go to NYC, he has collages hanging at the Crosby St. Hotel in Soho!!


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