Robert Raushenburg (combine)
Jay Riggio (photo-montage)
Artists to research:
Design 10 small scale collages that read / connect together as a congruent body of work.
Do not over think the process; begin by making a mark or gluing two materials next to each other; respond to the situation you put yourself in. Also, consider combining unique relationships both formal and conceptual. When starting, work on two, three, or four collages simultaneously. This methods helps to integrate your decisions and visual vocabulary. In addition, you are more apt to take risks when working on more that one image. Risk taking, experimentation, and exploration is imperative to making a developed and successful body of work.
Various materials can be used.. there are no rules of what materials can be used; however, typical materials used are mentioned below
Found paper: wrappers, cigarette-like box, cardboard, transparency paper, tissue paper, tracing paper, wrapping paper, post-it, graph paper, yellow legal pad paper, color aid paper, newspaper, magazines, printouts, sand paper, etc.
Mark making materials: Acrylic or watercolor paint washes, direct paint marks, graphite pencil marks, pen marks, sharpie marker, sand paper, spray paint, etc.
Adhesion: Matt Gel Medium (used as a medium for acrylic painting) bring an old paint brush for applying the medium to the paper for adhesion.
Illustration board (cut into small 10 x 7 1/2 inch pieces)
Tape: Yellow frog tape or 3M blue sensitive tape
Evaluation / Assessment:
I am looking for your ability to develop a body of work the conceptual relates or visually connects to each other.
A body of work, in this case, will consist of 10 small pieces. You may have to make more than ten to work out a successful, system, visual vocabulary, and/or a consistent idea.
Examples of collage: