Archive for the 'Experiments' Category

Februllage ~ day nine

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

 

Untitled (fragile)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
6.875 x 6.625 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day eight

Friday, February 8th, 2019

 
collage experiment (day eight) by John Andrew Dixon for Februllage, a collage-a-day initiative by the Edinburgh Collage Collective and the Scandinavian Collage Museum

Untitled (hands)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
6.625 x 6.625 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day seven

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

 

Untitled (wings)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
7 x 9 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day six

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

 
collage experiment (day six) by John Andrew Dixon for Februllage, a collage-a-day initiative by the Edinburgh Collage Collective and the Scandinavian Collage Museum

Untitled (hole)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
6 x 8 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day five

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

 
collage experiment (day five) by John Andrew Dixon for Februllage, a collage-a-day initiative by the Edinburgh Collage Collective and the Scandinavian Collage Museum

Untitled (flowers)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
6.25 x 6.875 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day four

Monday, February 4th, 2019

 

Untitled (leap)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
9.875 x 12.375 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day three

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

 

Untitled (connect)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
7.25 x 7.875 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day two

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

 

Untitled (enclosed)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
7 x 9 inches
for Februllage 2019

Februllage ~ day one

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Today is the commencement of Februllage, a month-long, collage-a-day initiative of Edinburgh Collage Collective and The Scandinavian Collage Museum. I’ll be keeping my eye on the Instagram-centered project. There’s already an overwhelming flurry of creative activity, and I intend to jump in sporadically when a daily ‘prompt word’ ignites. I have more than enough studio obligations to fill my winter calendar, but it’s always important to keep the pump primed. March has been my favored month for tackling a collage-per-day ritual, and the exercise has always proved rewarding. Take a look at my first one in 2013, and please stop back to see how the Februllage challenge shapes up here.
 
collage experiment (day one) by John Andrew Dixon for Februllage, a collage-a-day initiative by the Edinburgh Collage Collective and the Scandinavian Collage Museum

Untitled (giants)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
6 x 7.75 inches
for Februllage 2019

Back at the nest: more stretching

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Here’s a quick journal collage using only a small pile of junk mail at the home of Mombo, before it went into her recyclables. Not everything is performance. Athletes call it training. Musicians call it practicing. I’m not sure what most visual artists typically call it — sketching? exercising? At any rate, whatever the medium, we all need to do it regularly, too!

Untitled (host nest)
journal collage by J A Dixon
7 x 9 inches

Cut & Post

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

The Edinburgh Collage Collective has made a splash in the international collage scene over the past couple years, and it closed out 2018 with its Cut & Post project. The Collective and collage artist Mark Murphy, along with guest jurists, collaborated to select a group of finalists from postcard-based collage artworks submitted from around the world in order to produce a limited edition set of collector cards. Organizers told Kolaj Magazine that they “featured a wide range of submitted works on social media and showcased as many postcard collages as possible, demonstrating the diverse visual responses and interpretations.” According to the publication, “the project joins a list of strategies collage artists are using to curate and disperse collage outside of the gallery exhibition format.” With over 1400 individual pieces of work electronically submitted, the project sponsors admit to being “completely overwhelmed by the response.” There is talk of exploiting the body of accumulated images beyond the original scope of the open submission.

Below are five experimental pieces that I created for the submission. I also included two previous collage artworks with postcard ingredients among the total seven image files that I sent to Edinburgh for consideration, but none of them made the project’s “first cut.” I shall keep my fingers crossed and look ahead to new initiatives from a city shaping up to be a world center for the medium. (More about that next year!)
 

   
 

   
 


 
 
 

Five experimental post cards that I submitted to the ‘Cut & Post’ project that was based in Edinburgh, Scotland