Splice (Abstract)

4 Mar



So the other night I went to my city’s art gallery.  When I came home I was really inspired and had lots of artistic energy flowing inside so I painted 5 pieces that were okay but I wasn’t happy with any of them, so they wound up in the kitchen wastebasket.  I dug them out on Saturday afternoon (couple of them got hit with coffee grinds but weren’t in bad condition.  Point of information: I don’t normally dumpster/trash can dive).  Anyway, I started cutting them into strips and then mounted the strips on a piece of card stock.  What emerged is this piece.


12 Responses to “Splice (Abstract)”

  1. FreeRangeCow March 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    WOW! It is as if you really did paint three different pics and splice them together!!!


  2. Marlene March 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    I’m so glad you saved them! Wonderful work, should we expect coffee and wine stains on the next piece?


  3. Art By Karen M Purves March 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    recycled random art Fab!


    • said-simply March 4, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

      Thank you very much! It was such an enjoyable piece to work on.


  4. kayseartsandhealth March 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    What a great way to save some pieces you weren’t thrilled with! It ended up turning out wonderfully! Great idea!


    • said-simply March 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      Thanks Kayse! I tend to toss the pieces I’m not happy with, but inspiration took over and I tried something new.


  5. Hollis Hildebrand-Mills March 7, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    I remember fishing cigarette butts out of the trash when I used to smoke…I lived in a five story walk up and if I ran out of cigarettes, I had to do that. Some were soaked in coffee grounds. Your post made me think of that. I like the resurrection of your frustration though! That’s what I like collage. It seems you have more control over the work by moving things around and pasting them down!


    • said-simply March 7, 2014 at 2:07 am #

      That is an amusing story! I really enjoyed working on this piece. It just sort of came to me that I could try that and see what it would look like. I enjoyed fitting the pieces together and seeing the piece come to life.


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