Saturday, October 30, 2010

Collage (Digital) --Time

The 4x4 Friday challenge this week is Collage. I chose one of my favorite themes--Time.
It started with a layer of digitally torn text pieces, dictionary and ledger pages, a train timetable, an old tax stamp from French cigarettes. I overlaid a layer of "gesso" using some photoshop watercolor stroke brushes.
The clocks came next. I love the image I found of a clock face without hands--it appears in a lot of my work; to me it conjures the feelings of timelessness and being beyond time. After that came the doorway- it is bit obscured, but important, as the theme of the piece changed to include memory and the future--both aspects of Time.
The labyrinth and the spiral are the paths that we travel back and forth in time; the key and lock are what is hidden and unknown.
The dragonflies, to me, symbolize the way we all travel in time--touching down briefly and flitting forward and back.

At least that's what I thought when I looked at the finished piece, and traced back the steps to it's completion. DEEP THOUGHTS for a Saturday morning, huh!

Thanks to Dover, the Graphics Fairy, and the artists at Textures for Layers Flickr Group who most kindly offer their wonderful work for our use.


  1. I love this beautiful collage Linda- expressive and the muted palette is delicious- so perfect for the theme! Have a lovely Halloween weekend!

  2. Beautiful work. Love all layering and colour. xx

  3. Linda, your collage is exquisite. It is one of those artpieces that bring out the oohs and aahs. Just gorgeous. I also enjoyed the journey from beginning to end of the piece. The result is superb.

    Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week. Hope to see you back again!

  4. A thoughtful and beautiful piece of art, Linda....more meaningful with your accompanying comments. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. fabulous collage Linda!! Love the layering and blending!

  6. Wow this is a stunning time collage.
    Wonderful layering.

  7. Linda, this is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

  8. This is wonderful. I'm so ealous of you digital collagers!