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Spencer Gulf

Monday, April 25th, 2016

“The Japanese word yugen means ‘aesthetically mysterious.’ We don’t have a word like this to describe art in the Western art world. Yugen as a concept worries some because it describes an intangible. It says ‘awe’ and ‘mystery’ can also be qualitative aesthetics, and the beauty of this is that though yugen is a Japanese word what it describes is universal in reach. Though a refined concept, it is an everyman’s word because it describes perfectly a good deal of the art the entire world makes to achieve personal and cultural satisfaction. In a time when we are 1% and 99% sensitive, let us indeed remember that the art mainstream, the academic discourse, the intellectual game of art about art, the ivory tower is only 1% of why the world makes art.”
— Randall Morris
 

For the second consecutive year, I had the opportunity to create a collage as prize art for the preeminent single-shot rifle match held in Kentucky. Visitors to this blogsite know my ongoing fascination with collage as an ideal medium for total spontaneity. Of course, it also lends itself perfectly to a planned, thematic solution for general appeal.

I discovered enough ingredients in my stash of papers to cover the Australian topic, but also to entertain a desired level of synchronicity to encompass a few distinctive characteristics of the event. In addition to my personal enjoyment, I am always pleased to see the positive response to collage as art. It has to be more than the element of the unexpected, although, admittedly, collage is never what people anticipate in these situations. I think it may be the particular combination of accessibility, interactivity, and “mystery” so inherent in the medium. I suppose there is more to said about that, but we shall save it for another day.
 

Spencer Gulf ~ J A Dixon

Spencer Gulf
collage miniature by J A Dixon
7 x 9.5 inches
prize art for The Great .310 Australian Cadet Martini Match of 2016
awarded to D Simpson

Apparatchik

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

 
Apparatchik ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Apparatchik
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Archetype

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

 
Archetype ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Archetype
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange
 
retained for the permanent collection
International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction
(part of the Ontological Museum)

Absconder

Friday, April 8th, 2016

 
Absconder ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Absconder
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange
 
retained for the permanent collection
International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction
(part of the Ontological Museum)

Adversary

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

 
Adversary ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Adversary
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Autocrat

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

 
Autocrat ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Autocrat
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange
 
retained for the permanent collection
International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction
(part of the Ontological Museum)

Antagonist

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

 
Antagonist ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Antagonist
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Accomplice

Monday, April 4th, 2016

 
Accomplice ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Accomplice
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Amanuensis

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

 
Amanuensis ~ J A Dixon ~ for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange

Amanuensis
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 6 inches
for the Baker’s Half-Dozen Exchange
retained for the collection of Jerome Dixon