After looking into the work of Lee Krasner, I decided to tear up and play around with a few of my drawings. I also used old artwork found around the studio to integrate into this piece. The reasoning behind this idea is not very clear at this point but as I start to piece the work together I can feel something interesting and intriguing happen with the art. Before I started this I felt slightly lost with my work because I just only producing charcoal hand drawings. After a discussion with a tutor I decided to start producing this collages. The idea behind them is not quite clear to me but I something quite strong and aesthetically about it.
I started by using masting tape to hold the pieces onto the paper just as a temporary hold so I could move them around and decide where I wanted them. I began to add in coloured paper and use my charcoal to draw over this. By doing this I was creating the connection between the original drawing and the coloured paper. I enjoyed using the lighter pink with this collage further than the dark pink painted paper in Figure 1 because the dark was too rich and didn’t give as much contrast as the lighter paper. As I continued to work with this collage I felt a strong positive feeling towards it and felt as though my work was going somewhere.
I am still in the development stage of my work but in the next few weeks I will have experimented with these collages and will have set in stone work for my exhibition. For these collages I will also be including work from my life drawing portfolio.