Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ripped and Stitched Collage





I love mailing my art to 

it takes months for it to come back to me
and when it does..

it is like greeting an old friend..






Mixed media detail on paper, Caterina Giglio



I just sent in my summer submission

think fabric quilts, tiny flowers and collage on fabric
warm and cheery...
harder to do when the weather is chill..
even here in the sunshine state...




Stitching up the Sky,  6 x 6 on 9 x 12 watercolor paper




there is something so satisfying about ripping up old papers...

repurposing them...

and giving them a home...








Are the Stars Out Tonight? Caterina Giglio, Mixed media on paper 6 x 6



taking something mundane 
and meant for a trash heap










and creating a piece of art with with it...




Ruffled Edges, Caterina Giglio,  6 x 6 on 9 x 12 watercolor paper 




it elevates it and all the different pieces of paper
sing together in completely new song...




Detail of Ruffled Edges, Caterina Giglio




inside the layers are songs and poems and stories
of friendship and love 

of loss and longing...

betrayal and darkness...





Solstice Stars, Caterina Giglio




but above all there is 
always the 

light
shining down...




December 2014 issue of Sew Somerset


and one only
needs
to see to find it...



I am going to keep the cover piece and have it framed, 
but the other three pieces will be headed for my online shop, 
which will be going through some big changes this year..
so stay tuned...




C4N!




25 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Stunning pieces from winter art. I always appreciate what you make and elevating scraps to the cover of Sew Somerset is magical. Your hand work is simply amazing. If only my fingers could grip a needle!

I look forward to whatever changes you make this year, and will follow you anywhere you want to go.

I assure you, summer art sounds a whole lot better coming from the Sunshine State than this winter wasteland I live in. As I told my friend Scott today, those wind chills (think -11F) will curl your toes.

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely layers and threads all woven so artistically and beautifully dear Cat full of depth and mystery!
oxo

Jo Murray said...

The stitching really adds something to those lovely collages. Gorgeous!

lynne h said...

the torn papers are gorgeous, but it's the stitching that has my heart. LOVE that! and you've done it to non-perfect perfection. : )

xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Receiving any kind of mail would be a wonderful surprise for me. :) Your collage work is lovely. Wishing you a fabulous Friday. Tammy

maya matthew said...

you're a master of your craft. beautiful

Valerianna said...

Great to be on the cover... love these pieces.

Dorthe said...

Oh Cat, you know I love these beautiful art creations. Also love the,- using old papers and remnants of this and that, together with threads, and gold, as here.
No stars to see this early evening...too grey and rainy!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice to have them back I bet. Lovely work. Sweet stars shining down. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh E, summer art IS easier to dream up here... and I remember having lived in very cold places... I know this another brutal winter... we had ice and snow in Jacksonville! yikes, just what we were trying to get away from!! happy that you love my zigs and zags in direction, such a blessing to have you, dear friend...

Caterina Giglio said...

Patty, thank you, yes, mystery... of moments and relationships... very intriguing... graze! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Jo, stitches are like glue, aren't they? :)

Caterina Giglio said...

mine too lynne, sometimes the papers just beg for them... in this case the pages were torn, it seemed natural to stitch them... thanks dear one.. xoxox

Caterina Giglio said...

Gosh Tammy, I am sure you would like mail, never thought about that ... living abroad makes it harder... thanks for stopping by... xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you so much Maya! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Val, thank you so much... and yes it was great! x

Margie said...

Such lovely work.
Always a joy to see your collages
xo

Kim Henkel said...

WOW gorgeous work! Love the torn edges and the beautiful stitches. Yummy texture! And on the cover! Looks fabulous!

Kim Henkel said...

WOW gorgeous work! Love the torn edges and the beautiful stitches. Yummy texture! And on the cover! Looks fabulous!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Caterina I have enjoyed looking through your latest posts, congratulation with the wonderful article in Stampington, your works are stunning.
Anni

Seth said...

Stunning work Cat - as always! A huge, big, massive congratulations on the cover. It looks dramatic and truly gorgeous.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Margie! so kind of you! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Kim, thank you yes, it was a great surprise to find my work on the cover.. very exciting! thanks for stopping by!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Anni, so nice to see you here, and thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed them! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Seth, thanks again, I really appreciate your kind remarks!

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