Monthly Archives: July 2013

126 – Cuckmere tideline 1

126 - Cuckmere tideline 1. Collage by David Smith

126 – Cuckmere tideline 1
Paper and watercolour 152mm x 229mm

125 – sorrow or a mercy

125 - sorrow or a mercy. Collage by David Smith

125 – sorrow or a mercy
Paper, pencil, ink and watercolour 229mm x 152mm

124 – who’s still working on his masterpiece?

124 - who's still working on his masterpiece? Collage by David Smith

124 – who’s still working on his masterpiece?
Paper and watercolour 152mm x 229mm

123 – irresistible

123 - irresistible.  Collage by David Smith

123 – irresistible
Paper, food carton with cellophane window, and acrylic 229 mm x 152mm

This is made in part from a food carton with a cellophane window over the sepia image in the middle.

122 – human greed winkles away

122 - human greed winkles away. Collage by David Smith

122 – human greed winkles away
Paper, fabric and acrylic 229mm x 152mm

121 – a small artifact of a dead man’s life

121 - a small artifact of a dead man's life. Collage by David Smith

121 – a small artifact of a dead man’s life
Paper, dismantled floppy disk, Scotch tape and watercolour 152mm x 229mm

119 – us and the darkness

119 - us and the darkness. Collage by David Smith

119 – us and the darkness
Paper, reinforcers, watercolour 152mm x 229mm

The night before I made this we went to a gig at Bridport Arts Centre to see The Sea Cabinet production by Gwyneth Herbert. One of the performers, Fiona Bevan, was also the warm up act and I think she stole everyone’s hearts. It was a really excellent evening and afterwards they came out to talk and promote their wares. We bought Fiona’s CD and when she signed it for us I told her about #Collage365 and how I had done a collage for Beth Orton after seeing her (Number 12) and said I might do one for her.  She challenged me to make it better than Beth’s: you can decide. This is it – the title is one of her songs.

118 – Matisse needed the orange

118 - Matisse needed the orange. Collage by David Smith

118 – Matisse needed the orange
Paper and watercolour 152mm x 229mm

A while back I had started to do a collage in homage to Matisse. It was going to be based on his “Snail” from memory not looking at any reference image. However it never got completed but some of the elements hung around together in the studio for a while. When I used the piece of orange card for something else these little pieces were bereft so i gave them the chance to express their freedom from the tyranny of that orange.

117 – seals and secrets

117 - seals and secrets. Collage by David Smith

117 – seals and secrets
Paper, reinforcers, watercolour, plastic stars (with some residual luminescence) 152mm x 229mm