Archive for December, 2013

A Very Merry Merry!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

 

And For Thy Sake
collage artifact by J A Dixon
7 x 10.25 inches
(on holiday consignment)
 
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Cadenza Forte

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

“Once you establish yourself as an artist, heaven forbid you change the formula too much. Paradoxically, this goes even for artists who ‘broke molds’ on the way up. The German powerhouse painter Gerhard Richter has gotten away with working in many different styles. But the case of 20th-century French chameleon Francis Picabia is a warning. He’s been dead since 1953, and he’s still paying for the fact that his art didn’t look the same from decade to decade.”
— Jen Graves

Pre-Christmas sales have accelerated, and there is enough time for local folks to surprise someone with a collage miniature under the tree. Cadenza Forte found a home after six and a half years. The buyer said he wanted an example of my “classic style.”

Hmmm… I need to turn that over in my mind for a bit.
 

Cadenza Forte
collage artifact by J A Dixon
16 x 20 inches

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From my ‘Haus of Cards’ archive . . .

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

“At Hallmark, the approach to creating emotional, relational communication for anonymous others is captured by the phrase ‘universal specificity,’ which suggests that people’s emotions are essentially universal, and that the industry can meet the nation’s social expression needs by customizing these core insights.”
— Emily West

There is, of course, nothing evil about the greeting card industry, but I have never felt comfortable with store-bought messages and decided to give them up early in life. After many years of making original birthday cards, I intensively produced over a thousand small, hand-crafted designs between 1999 and 2003. These visual investigations also served as personal greetings to people I knew. They provided the foundation for my entire approach to creating collage miniatures.
 

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That Red Dress
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of B Palmer

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Astermandarquoise
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of R Crabtree

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Sweetly Terie
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of T Strock

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Nested Pair
collage miniature by J A Dixon
collection of J Hellyer