Sunday, March 4, 2012

237 - 246 - Marianne Midelburg - Australia

Above OM.2011.182-187 - Marianne Midelburg - Australia - 6 black and white 'vest' collages - 18 x 15.5 cm

Above OM.2011.188-189 - 2 color 'Vest' collages - 23.5 x 17.5 cm

OM.2011.190 -  'Strange Children' collage - 23.5 x 18.5 cm

OM.2011.191 collage  titled 'Separate Vacations' - 26.5 x 19.7 cm
OM.2011.182-191 - Marianne Midelburg is a textile artist living in Victoria, Australia

I've been making collages for a number of years. I started off very small, just making a few cards for friends. Then, several years ago I met a fellow artist, who introduced me to international mail art projects and my interest and experimentations with collage greatly increased. I thoroughly enjoy the art of gleaning, i.e. finding the materials with which I create my paper collages and my textile art works. The methodical and repetitive nature of creating themed collages gives me great pleasure. I often use humor and word play in my works. I regularly visit many of the charity shops and garage sales, as well as markets and the recycle tip-shops in Bendigo, where I find a wide variety of free or extremely cheap materials, which have collage potential. We live in such a throw-away society, which is great for the creative gleaner. (Aug. 2011)

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