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« on: July 03, 2008 09:49:04 AM »



This is an example of some paper collage I was doing a few years ago.  I had a small show and have entered some into contests, but I've never really gotten any feedback and none of them have sold.  I do them because they satisfy my aesthetic sense, but I am wondering what the artists think.  This image is from a scan.  It is actually framed with a white matte and a very rustic frame.  I'll update with an image once I find all the bits to the camera.  At any rate constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.

*Here is another one for you to look at.  Actually it is the first one in the series.




* as per my reply below... I'm not asking about sales.  I really want artist opinions.   Thanks. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008 10:03:55 AM »

I'm no artist or anything but I really like it.  It gives a feeling of breaking out from the regular grind (stripes) and having fun ("bubbles") and the happy colors. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 10:06:18 AM »

I think this looks great! How much do you sell them for? How big are they? Maybe the price has something to do with them not selling? Only taking guesses... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008 10:37:50 AM »

While I appreciate it, I am not really looking for sales advice.  I stopped making them a couple years ago and have moved on to other things.  I am just wondering why the artists in the shows I've entered seem to sniff at them and then never provide any useful commentary.  Like I said earlier, I made them to satisfy an inner vision.  I would however, like to know that they are too sappy or unoriginal or poor proportions or not enough contrast or whatever. 

They are mostly 8x10 inches.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008 11:23:03 AM »

It depends some on what the other artists do.

These are well designed and made. They are also a simple but brilliant idea with a good outcome.
But if they are in a show with people doing realistic oil painting...they may not have been what people were expecting to see.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008 11:38:15 AM »

Mrs Maier.  That makes sense.  They were in a show with all kinds of different art including the realistic paintings and photos. Although the best of show was a collage made from newsprint and superhero toys.  It did fit the theme of that particular show. 
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