While my work on the
Winter Garden collection
I wanted to share the finished pieces...
|13 Fevrier, Italian Collage, Le Jardin D' Hiver, Caterina Giglio 2015|
the piece above is a complete
piece of Italian Collage, meaning that the entire piece has been
collaged in the press..
I shared the flower detail in the last post, scroll down to see what it looked like
before it was incorporated in the entire work
I am at work as you read this, framing the series..
|Detail from Les Memoires, Le Jardin D' Hiver, French Paper Series, Caterina Giglio 2015|
|Les Mémoires, Le Jardin D' Hiver, The French Paper Series, Caterina Giglio, 2015|
Last year I chose grey wood frames,
but my favorite is a simple
black frame ..
like an LBD..
just so classic..
|Detail from Meadow Flowers, Caterina Giglio|
Meadow Flowers was featured in the last post as well..
and it has a large piece of
antique French Patisserie paper lace
at the top, which molded into the paper when pressed..
I love the way the layers
combine so smoothly and yet reveal the different textures..
allowing the image to move from background to foreground ..
|Close up of Les Details, Caterina Giglio|
My medallions piece is titled
to create this piece I made several small drawings of roses, buds, rose hips and meadow flowers and then incorporated those scraps in the Italian collage..
when I achieved the frosted look I wanted, I cut them
to make little circles
which reminded me of the circle of life..
|Les Details, Le Jardin D' Hiver, French Paper Series, Caterina Giglio 2015|
|La Petite, Le Jardin D' Hiver, French Paper Series, Caterina Giglio 2015|
the piece below,
was a WIP in progress on the post below..
I added the French Manuscript
and the vintage black needle papers..
Midwinter is approaching and several of my friends and family are facing
it seems that winter often harbors the opportunity to overcome challenges ...
the people I love often influence my work,...
my vision of the Winter Garden
is not simply the beautiful death of the garden
stunning though it is....
of the hope
will be overcome...