Archive for October, 2013

B O O !

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

 

Halloween Frolic
collage miniature by J A Dixon
4 x 4 inches
 
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More collage experiments . . .

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

“All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.”
— Carl Jung

Anyone who thinks that everything about collage is known is probably stuck in a dull place. Continuous experimentation is vital, whether or not we divulge or share the products of our investigation, and constructive self-criticism is essential, if one is to avoid the pitfall of “artistic comfort.”
 

Untitled (kaleidoscope)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
4 x 3.75 inches, not for sale

its You
collage experiment by J A Dixon
4.375 x 3 inches, not for sale

Reign Glorious
collage experiment by J A Dixon
3.25 x 4.5 inches, not for sale

6 Pads Of Time
collage experiment by J A Dixon
3 x 4.25 inches, not for sale

84 Tonal Impressions
collage experiment by J A Dixon
3 x 4.25 inches, not for sale

Untitled (overlook)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
5 x 7.75 inches, not for sale

Autumn Ode (to Merz)

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

This is a collage artwork that I currently have on display as part of the “Autumn Glory” exhibition in the Mahan Gallery at the Boyle County Public Library. If you find yourself in downtown Danville, please stop by the show. It lasts until December 1st.
 

Autumn Ode (to Merz)
mixed-media collage by J A Dixon
16 x 20 inches, framed

on consignment

Never stop scratching

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

“The true method of knowledge is experiment.”
— William Blake

Conducting intuitive experiments with eventual disclosure in mind may defeat their purpose at some level, but it can be beneficial at times to share the creative process that leads to new works. Nevertheless, the primary purpose of experimentation is to remove oneself from the context of producing something to be held up for evaluation by others. To investigate. To explore. To defy one’s own expectations.
 

Untitled (shards)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
4.5 x 7.5 inches, not for sale

suite)Shoes
collage experiment by J A Dixon
3.25 x 3.25 inches, not for sale

Untitled (la vie moderne)
collage experiment by J A Dixon
5 x 3.625 inches, not for sale

The New Number Two
collage experiment by J A Dixon
5.5 x 3.75 inches, not for sale

Morning Bancha
collage experiment by J A Dixon
3 x 3 inches, not for sale

Attitude of Flight

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

 

Attitude of Flight
collage miniature by J A Dixon
3.875 x 5.875 inches
 
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Adjusting Her Expectations

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

 

Adjusting Her Expectations
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5.25 x 3.75 inches

•  S O L D

The Fruit of Deceit

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

 

The Fruit of Deceit
collage miniature by J A Dixon
4.25 x 4.25 inches
 
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Saturday, October 5th, 2013

 
Dixon_toFree_2013

My birthday greetings to Fred Free.

30-day countdown

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The “headquarters” has been getting a facelift in preparation for the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR. We worked out the color scheme on the Model T garage before shifting to the bungalow. With all the recent improvements on our downtown block, you might say that an exterior makeover was a bit overdue. If you happen to be in the area during the first weekend of November, please plan to stop by.
 

I am pleased the high-ladder work is now behind me.

Model T Garage ~ BEFORE

Why is this man not inside making art?

Model T Garage ~ AFTER

Stucco needs to be patched and sealed before applying acrylic finish.
The rest of the wood gets oil-based paint.

Taking a break from restoration of box gutters. I had a good spot to watch the “Constitution 5K Run for the Arts” as competitors raced by.