Archive for September, 2013

Theme and Variation in Collage, part 3

Friday, September 27th, 2013

“To me I think artists in general make a statement — and for the rest of their lives — every album, every book — are variations on a theme.”
— Mark Mothersbaugh

Here are two examples of my ongoing participation in groups that collaborate through thematic emphasis. Gentle Zephyr is a response to the theme of “music” at the Collage facebook page, but I also made obvious reference to the previous album, “atomic bombs.” Tir de Duc is my second submission to the Target Practice project initiated by L T Holmes. The exciting collaboration that makes use of vintage paper targets has taken on a new significance in recent weeks. Collage artists could spend all their available time interacting with each other through the many active collaborative formats. It is important to find the proper balance between solitary investigation and the dynamic cross-fertilization taking place within contemporary collage.
 

Gentle Zephyr
collage miniature by J A Dixon
6.625 x 9.25 inches

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Tir de Duc
collage miniature by J A Dixon
vintage target from L T Holmes
8 x 10 inches
 
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A Tempting Inclination

Friday, September 20th, 2013

My submission has been added to the Scopophilia Website, as the exhibition expands its online presence. It is interesting to observe how the transatlantic mail system added a bit of visual distress to my postcard. Why are collage artists fascinated by such things?

Thanks again to British artist Theo Miller for his ongoing management of the international Scopophilia Project. Still hoping to learn if the volume of submissions will culminate in a physical exhibition.
 

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B E F O R E

A Tempting Inclination
collage on post card, 6 x 4 inches
by J A Dixon for Scopophilia exhibition

l’alato

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

 

l’alato
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5.5 x 6.75 inches
 
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Haus of Cards ~ Series Omega

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.”
— John Nuveen

A maximalist to the core, it does not take much of a stimulus for me to create a miniature dense with ingredients. Happily, the flow of birthdays, anniversaries and thanks-worthy gestures continues unabated.
 

Congenial Subversion
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of K O’Brien

Honeydone
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of J Davis

Elboniana
collage miniature by J A Dixon
the Willoughby Papers

Soviet Madness
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of J Thornton

Large Game
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of R Jones

Haus of Cards ~ Series Alpha

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

“If everybody was treated like they matter — everyday; birthdays wouldn’t be so special.”
— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Over the years, many hundreds of hand-crafted cards have left my work surface, bound for celebrating recipients. Even when I return to the simple expression of a person’s name, strong elements of collage will inevitably enter into the equation.
 

collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of A Anderson

collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of R D Dixon

collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of C L Hellyer

collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of D L Dixon

collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of E Dixon