30. Mar, 2021

Mr singh Collage

With his bright blue turban and snowy white beard it is no wonder I was drawn to wanting to create this portrait artistically. It is collaged in layers of cotton with a cheesecloth bear - my firsr foray into cheesecloth as a portrait. I began with wire made glasses and then when I put my own glasses down on the work to go and get a coffee they sort of fitted so I found an old broken pair - the arm was off and decided to use these as the glasses for the construction. I placed the whole on an ethnic print I had sourced in Bali and then scribble figure of eight the background to knock it back and mute it from the actual portrait. This piece will be on display at the Waitomo Society of Arts Exhibition on 8th and 9th of April