So I've been caught up a bit in the holidays. Creating cards, making some gifts and so on. Can't share them here yet, as someone might be watching. But when my head is ready to blow up, I take another kind of rest and immerse myself in collage just 'because'.
Images catch my eye and I'm off and running. In a recent wonderful email communication with Mili from DailyOasis, a collage sharing newsletter, she said that my collages seemed to move from emotional work to fun. I hadn't thought of the less personally-driven pieces as 'fun', but it does seem to fit the bill. I am very attracted to the stuff of pop culture - vintage, retro, present. The images speak to me in ways I really don't bother to analyze. And I imagine that it's in that 'don't bother to analyze' energy that I my spirit is refreshed with those collages.
The main image in this collage is photograph by Mark Selinger which was featured in a recent Rolling Stone magazine article on Eminem. I'm a fan of Eminem and really like his film 8 miles. Anyway, the image took me for a spin, I amped the color, extracted the main figure so I could enhance the size and popped in some multiple Eminem. I do like multiple images. This and that and there we go.
More trivia, the brass cage with the man inside in the lower right, comes from the opening photo sequence for Elementary, the new tv series featuring a contemporary Sherlock Holmes played most excellently by Jonny Lee Miller with Lucy Liu as Watson. The opening credit sequence delights me each time I see it and I captured some of the interesting images.
|Eminem digital collage - inspired by Mark Selinger photo
While looking for who-knows-what, I found a neat image of the great actor Robert Mitchum. Something about the image reminded me of my father and I decided to make a collage with them in it. As I thought about it, I recalled that people always used to say that Victor Mature reminded them of my father, so in he went as well. The 'amped' Victor Mature is by Mark T and you can see more of his work at Stars Portraits.
Anthony, Robert & Victor digital collage
You can see the cool Rube Goldberg opening sequence to Elementary right here!