Friday, December 8, 2017

Le Jardin De Amants-The French Paper Series






Artists
have favorites...

I try not to..

but there it is..

we do have favorites..






Detail of The Essence of Joy, Mixed Media Collage,  Caterina Giglio





and this collection is one of 
those..

favorite....




The Essence of Joy, 8 x 8 Mixed Media Collage, Caterina Giglio





while I love my work..




Detail from Jardin Mosaic, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio





everything I create,

there are some pieces
that were so effortless to create
and I felt so in tune
when I created it that
I had the feeling
that
I was connected to everyone
and everything..

what inspires me to continue to create,
is that holy union..





Jardin Mosaic, 11 x 14 Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio 


and those works 
stand out...
methinks...




this series has some favorite Italian Collage pieces
 Italian Collage is a form of Chine -Collé.

Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper or linen, which pulls finer details off the plate.




Vintage Fleur 8 x 8 Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio



However..
Italian Collage, 
which is a what I call
the process that I use to 
press many layers of collage together
using a pasta machine..
and applying lots of gel medium
is very different..





Detail from Vintage Fleur, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio





Floating, 8 x 8 Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio



Besides using copious amounts of glue..
I am not creating a 
print..
I am simply pressing papers into the substrate...
and the substrate is 
mixed media paper 
or watercolor paper..






Detail from Floating, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio



It is time consuming and tedious..





#31 Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 8, Caterina Giglio, 



but my favorite part of this collection..





Detail from #31, Caterina Giglio







Detail from Rustica, Caterina Giglio


is the ephemeral quality of the 



Rustica, 8 x 8 Mixed media Collage, Caterina Giglio





the images..
snippets of memory ...




Strolling Paris, 11 x 14 Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio



I tried to capture
the whirl of image..




Le Petite Illustration, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio





as one saunters past..





Carnaval Fleur, 6 x 6, Mixed Media, Caterina Giglio




store fronts...
and restaurants..




Petite Fleur, 5 x 5, Mixed Media, Caterina Giglio






Deux Fleur, 5 x 5, Mixed Media, Caterina Giglio


and the flowers...




Rouge, 5 x 5, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio



in each box..
on each table..
bouquets of tiny beauty..
offering themselves
for nothing other than
 pure enjoyment..



My show opens tonight in
Fort Collins, CO
but you can see prices and view the entire collection
using this link

142 Bis Gallerie





Grazie, Grazie!!

xox








12 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just wonderful! Good luck for the show!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Best wishes for your show...these are lovely and capture easily the connections you speak of...dancing with your heart while art making!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I look at your beautiful art and swoon. Everything is a genuine masterpiece. I've often said how I need to try using a pasta machine to make my collages flat, and I may do so after the first of the year. I have my fingers crossed your show turns out as great as I believe it should.

Bonnie Miller said...

Breathtaking. Your show will blow the minds of those fortunate enough to see it!

Miss Iowa said...

I adore your collages. I've not heard of anyone using a pasta machine, but I "brayer stuff to death" sometimes, which I suppose is close to the same thing. Best wishes for a successful show!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

They're simply beautiful! Will you be demonstrating your "Italian Collage" method on You-Tube perhaps? Pretty please! I own two pasta machines. One for polymer clay, and an old on that I could use for this. Neither have ever been used for pasta. LOL!

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, thank you so much!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh, Mary Ann, that is such a great way to put it! Thank you!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed the collection and I hope it is a success!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Bonnie!! What a kind thing to say, I so appreciate that!! :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes, Miss Iowa, a brayer is a valuable tool in collage, supremely necessary!! thanks so much!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Ann Marie, I took a class in xerography from a well known teacher and adapted the process. So I won't be teaching it at least for sometime. But you never know.. time can certainly change things!! I am just wanting to honor others and their classes!! :-)

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