The Forest

Collage, Size: 11"x12" This collage represents fear. As in many fairy tales, there is a beauty and attraction to what first appears to be frightening and I am trying to convey both negative and positive in this image. It is healthy to know fear and its purpose and its meaning. I use ‘found’ papers (gift wrap etc.) but mostly the beautiful origami papers which are a delight to work with and hugely versatile in their application. Sometimes I use glue to apply the paper to the surface (which I did in the four collages in this set) and sometimes I use acrylic medium to ground the paper to a surface, which is a technique I learned at a Workshop with Nick Bantock on Salt Spring Island.