Works on paper: Cutting and sticking

As part of the process of developing my newest series of works I have been starting to work more on paper. In the past paper had always seemed rather too flat, but a chance reminder of the pleasures of collage got the ball rolling and a comment by Jane Ponsford about the ‘thinginess’ of paper cemented the deal. It’s proved to be an interesting way of digesting and reconstructing forms and generating new possibilities…

Initial work preparing papers and free-hand cutting of forms for collage, but then the colours were too dominant and I preferred the happenstance marks on the back and the resultant cut-outs that I then layered up and used tape to ‘draw’ out new constructed images.