One of the programs I clicked on, out of curiosity, was a standalone program about David Hockney, looking at his polaroid collage series. It was amazing to see the discipline he exercised in taking perfectly aligned photos, in polaroid form and laying them out in a grid with white space in between to recreate the image. It reminded me of a quilt! I found his later work where he abandoned the grid and overlayed the images collage style more visually interesting though and was inspired to play with this and see what happened.
So, I spent today clicking away on things I could find around the house and came up with this image made up of 16 photos taken not at all in a disciplined way but instead playing with odd angles and some close in, some further away. This was tons of fun! It reminds me of a cubist painting with the angles and broken pieces.
When I first heard the term modern applied to quilts it struck me as a bit odd, as to me, modern in art was Van Gogh, Picasso, Cubism and stuff from the early part of the last century. And yes I see quilts as art - it is hard for me not to see deliberate design decisions in terms of form and aesthetic as art, though not all quilts are made as art, some are. It surprised me too in this documentary that the debate about photographs as art was mentioned - I thought we were past that old chestnut.
Having had a great time clicking away even capturing a self portrait of sorts in the reflection of the shiny guitar, I turned to my favourite subjects to snap shoot! Maggie had woken up from a snooze in the crate and Wilbur came to check on her so I had fun trying to capture their hellos!
I took lots of shots of Maggie, 27 of them and discarded about half! Then I picked a few to try a collage in Photoshop and got this image below. Maggies toys on the left and right and Wilburs big head in the middle!
Bassets have a very distinctive bony head and I think even they look goofy most of the time the have a very proud shaped head!
While wandering around the house, I did capture images of our increasingly cluttered home - I give you Ruth & Gordon's on a Saturday morning:
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