Monday, May 26, 2008

Collaborative Art

Remember when I shared the Letters From Rapunzel page from the collaborative book my sister, Ruth, and her friend, Jill, are making? Here's how that page got transformed into the next collage, based on Shakespeare's play, The Comedy of Errors. I especially loved how Jill twisted the post office box numbers "5667" around, making them part of "errors" on the page. (For example, the 5 becomes 5aktz, a misspelling of the five acts of the play.)

The artist, Jill Smith, says this:

"I probably should make up some exciting way the numbers you gave me immediately made me think of this play, but that would be...shall we error. This time I picked the theme and figured out how to make the numbers work (more or less.) I picked Comedy of Errors primarily because we went to see it together and I enjoyed it. .....I like the idea of confusing or playful themes and added some "famous twins" images. ...The broken pieces of paper on the page represent the broken lines that start the tale and the gold chain...represents everything coming together... I used various image transfers and color laminates to connect with the concept of illusion or appearance vs. reality.... The seven sticker is supposed to be a question mark and the other numbers relate to other errors or misunderstandings on the page....

Here's her statement in its entirety, but you'll have to click on it to enlarge it enough to read it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That element of creepy, what with those "Shining" twins, is a nice touch.



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