|#1 (5/25/16). David Hayes, 2016|
The beginning of this year found me in a bit of "doldrums" with my photography. I had spent the prior year exploring the still life genre...and was pleased in general with what I had created...yet I also realized that my muse was not as happy with all of this as I might like. After a bit of a drought, I decided that my best course of action was to focus on sharpening the technical side of my photography and to seek out other outlets for my creative side.
I started by going back to my painting...and I see good things happening here...nothing that I'd want to share as of yet. I've also gone back to doing the cut-and-paste, get my hands messy mixed media collaging that has always informed my still life photography. After a bit of a false start, I am now working on a series of collages that I feel are worth sharing!
#2 (5/28/16). David Hayes, 2016
Each collage measures 6x6" and is assembled on heavy weight water color paper. I'm using elements that I already have at hand...and when I can, bits and pieces of my photography. I don't start my collages with any theme in mind...instead I just start putting elements together and see what happens!
#3 (5/30/16). David Hayes, 2016.
I have the first three done in this series...a fourth is almost completed and I've just put down some "texturing" for numbers five and six. I don't have any certain number of collages in mind for this series...we'll see how this plays out!