Tuesday, April 15, 2008

from a "friend"

So this is a collage.
a really cool collage.
Not my collage at all.
I took a photo of this collage, which happens to be about 12 feet long and 5 feet wide at the National Gallery of Art - it is by Robert Rauschenberg, my favorite artist of all time.
It would be a great journal spread.
He does what I do in my journal, but at a huge scale.
I would love to be able to work in this scale - just spread out huge massive pieces of paper and fill them with images. He does it by having his photographs printed up oin very large format, and dipping them in developer, then he can ghost the images in layers on print paper by rubbing the back, releasing the ink onto the paper.
He really inspires me.
I love image transfer, and want to get more into this in my journal - I have tried the nail polish remover kind, but it didn't work.
I am going to try to gel medium kind - where you simply print an image then lay it on get medium to get the ink to transfer, and I will let you know results.
I also like the little packing tape transfer method - but this only gives you an image as wide as the tape, and uses magazine photos.
SO - here is his awesome collage to inspire you - do check out the original one day in the concourse of the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

(You can click on the picture to see it bigger.)

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