Sunday, October 20, 2013

Italian collage and the garden of lovers






ciao amici..

since I created so many pieces
for the Portfolio article
in
Somerset Studio
I thought I would break them into two
blog posts
one featuring cradled boards 
and the next one sharing the 
 Khadi papers






Strolling Paris. ... 8 x 8 Italian collage.. this is the largest piece of Italian collage which is actually two pieces of collage worked together to form a large collage piece. You can see the split down the center where the two pieces match up...

the name of the show is

Les Jardin Des Amants

 the garden of lovers
this collection began with an idea I had of a secret garden where lovers met...
and I thought is would be interesting to create the feeling of 
those trysts 
on board and papers..
what they saw


close up of Strolling Paris



and how they felt...
as usual, I concentrated on the relationships using text as conversations, this time painting out the text
to express whispers.. 




Portfolio article in Somerset Studio, Sept./Oct. issue 



and rough edges and layers
communicate the changes in the relationships and 
the complexities 
of love...


Le Petite Illustration, 8 x 8 cradled board, Italian collage. The center focal piece is actually three pieces of Italian collage... 



the longing...


close up of Le Petite Illustration, Italian collage




the waiting..


the article also featured my mini Italian collages...


and the sheer joy of being reunited...




Tulipes, 6 x 6 Italian collage


what is seen... what is oblivious...
 a blur..



close up of Tulipes, Italian collage 




all of these details...
the mystery and anticipation...



tiny bits and pieces of tissue and book scraps adorn Strolling in Paris above...



I hoped to reveal in these abstract pieces...




one of my favorite pieces, Figure 72, 6 x 6  Italian collage with french book pages and student french lessons.. 




I am very happy with this collection
in the French Paper Series...
and so pleased with the article...
I am so fortunate and blessed..



you can see the 8 layers above of Italian collage.. 




to have had this opportunity
and to be represented 
by 
142 Bis Gallerie...


the show is this Friday and Saturday
Oct. 25 and 26
as alway, Meg welcomes presales..
we do love red dots..

and signs that read..
sorry sold!



xo


for information on Bis Gallerie go 


18 comments:

Le petit monde de Louison said...

Mi piace tanto quello che fai!!!! Bellissimo!!^^

Margie said...

Such beautiful work.
Really love it, Cat
xx

lynne h said...

cat, i hope you have MANY red dots!!

the somerset article looks like it's well done and gorgeous...

xoxo

Chris Gray said...

What delightful collage panels!!

...you've really captured the essence...

x C

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I love your khandi paper works, so romantic Caterina! xox

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Kudos! I just love your collages - so beautiful, romantic, and visually appealing. They should be showcased.

Meg Mitchell said...

Absolutely beautiful and very inspiring. A good way to start a new week.

Caterina Giglio said...

Le Petite..grazie mille ... Sono così felice che ti piace il mio lavoro ..

Caterina Giglio said...

Margie, thank you dear one!

Caterina Giglio said...

oh lynnie, thanks so much.. glad you like it... xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Chris!

Hi Corrine, I will show the Khadi papers on Wed... I love them too!

Marilyn thank you and thanks for stopping by!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Meg, thanks and thank you for stopping in at the sweet life... nice to meet you, I will stop at your place!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am always fascinated when I see your pasta machine collages. And the article really spotlighted your art, your talent, and a part of your back story. Very impressive artwork and article, dear friend. As always, you are SUCH an inspiration.

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh E! Thank you so much.. I hope to give others some inspiration, we are never to old to live our hearts desire. So glad you liked the article.. and thanks for popping in... I will be by to see you...xx

ArtPropelled said...

Congrats Cat!! No wonder you love this series, they are all so beautiful.

Yvonne said...

This is your best series yet! All very beautiful!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Robyn...

Oh Yvonne, so glad you think so! grazie!

Becca said...

A very beautiful series indeed! Congratulations!

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