DRAWING-COLLAGE SERIES ( March 2020 - March 2021)
160 collages pieces. Variable size. Black indelible felt pens, black acrylic paint, cold press watercolor paper.
I started working on the Drawing-Collages series as the world came to a halt at the beginning of the quarantine. Aware as I was of what was going on here and around the world, I chose not to get caught up in a turmoil of draining emotions. Instead, I took a plunge into my work with a very small set of art supplies, a lot of silence, and fragments of old drawings.
My work is not preconceived. I articulate images as I work on them. In the case of collage, it is usually a fragment of an image that generates the need to gradually articulate another image. In a state of focused attention, a little piece of paper with a mark — energy —, invites me to embark on an inner and outer dialogue. It is a journey that connects me with what I am manifesting. Every move is a pondered decision. It can take hours and sometimes days or even weeks of continuous or interrupted sessions to solve a piece.
Elements, Landscapes, Maps, Towns, Notes and letters, Scriptures. Still Lives are some of the titles of the Drawing-Collages. They are encounters, evocations, re-readings of much-loved places, natural and built spaces, and works of art.
Escritura. Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 22x30 inches. 2020.
From the Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 9x12 inches. 2020.
Town. Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 22x30 inches. 2020.
Landscape series III. Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 9x12 inches. 2020.
ST. Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 4x6 inches. 2020.
A journey begins III. Drawing Collage series. Collage on paper. 4x6 inches. 2020.