Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, born 1935, is a major American poet who has won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.  She gives us lovely guides to natural things -- hummingbirds, owls, still ponds -- and finds a place for herself and humankind in the midst of the natural world.  Here is a small series of collages I adapted from a recent artist's book to illustrate several lines from the verses of Mary Oliver:

I was the bridegroom taking the world into
my arms...
("When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver)

Let grief be your sister...
("Flare" by Mary Oliver)

When death comes like an iceberg
between the shoulder blades...
("When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cancer Lifeline

Lovely Artist Reception last night (with the most incredible pastries!) for the opening of a joint exhibition between Cancer Lifeline and the Northwest Collage Society.  The show features original collage work by members of NWCS created in response to poetry written by participants in Cancer Lifeline's writing program.  You can see my contribution inspired by a poem called "Finding my Identity" written by Allison Totey (below) and other wonderful art and poetry through December 19, 2016, at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.

Finding My Identity

Friday, October 7, 2016

National Collage Society

The National Collage Society presents a juried collage exhibition each year, and this year's 32nd (wow!) show is now on view here.  You'll see some lovely work from all over the country, including a small piece of mine (below) from a series called "Man Kind."  Click the link and check it all out...
The Bridegroom

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Some Recent Three-Way Collage Collaborations on Vintage Pages of De Spiegel

Kiss Kiss
Tricollage collaboaration
 by Sabine Remy, Lynn Skordal & Josephine Wicherts

Picnic at the Beach
Tricollage collaboration
by Lynn Skordal, Josephine Wicherts & Sabine Remy

Marlboro Man
Tricollage collaboration
by Lynn Skordal, Sabine Remy & Josephine Wicherts