No in flight entertainment available on your service! The gasps were audible. Kiddies had colouring in books, but what about the adults? Charades in the cabin? Pin the tail on the trolley?
Thankfully the in flight magazine provided suitable fodder for anothercollage at cruising altitude.
Without the internet I am unlikely to have ever found Claudia McGill’s Haiku 365.
Everyone I asked
said it was an ugly thing
and handed it back.
Together it sits here with my watercolour and paste up work about demolition and rebuilding in the Woden town centre near my home.
Hi, long time no see. I’ve been away in Singapore (more of that another time) and of course came down with the dreaded lurgy only days after returning home. So I am slowly catching up as my recovery allows.
One thing I have been looking forward to showing you is what I got up to on my return flight from Singapore to Oz. Not particularly long-haul as flights go, but with enough time to want to fill it in with something. Thankfully I remembered Nina Katchadourian’s wonderful work ‘Seat Assignment’, where she uses any means possible to create art while travelling by plane.
Checking my resources I discovered I had plenty of printed material, airline magazines, a freebie copy of Readers Digest Asian edition and thankfully a glue stick in the pocket of my day pack. No scissors of course. But I did have some inspiration – a set of room notes from the Ancient Religions room of the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.
So here it is:
Just letting you know that I have added a new page to my website where you can see some of my collage and book interventions.
You can find it here.
The Pangolins of Tokyo, 2017
While I was in Japan last year I took to collage as a fast way to get new ideas out and into the world.
Image from ‘The Beauty Series’
I’d dabbled a bit with this approach, earlier in 2016, combining simple collages and watercolours in a concertina book.
World Watercolor Month, watercolour and collage
The latest manifestation, an ‘altered’ book, has come into existence during the masterclass I participated in last week. I think it was apt when someone commented that my book was not so much ‘altered’ as ‘interfered with’.
An early entry in my ‘Travel Diary’