Happy Friday, ya’ll! I figured it’s a fine time to post some more Collage Scrap Exchange submissions. At this point, I’ve received so many (hundreds upon hundreds!), and not sharing at least some felt like a crime. Here are 10 submissions! Remember, the extended deadline is March 15.
Thank you, to everyone, who has submitted a collage so far. I’m delighted to see all of the creative ways you used your scraps and interpreted the New Landscapes theme. While I can’t share all of the images on Brown Paper Bag, all entries will be on display on the Collage Scrap Exchange website once the deadline passes.
See past submission posts here and here.
Please note: These are merely selection of submissions, and their inclusion in this post has no impact on the overall outcome of the #collagecontest with Papirmass.
Stacey Page transforms discarded vintage photographs from banal to fantastic in her on-going series of embroidered portraits. Since 2008, she’s adorned men and women with bizarre headdresses, costumes, facial hair, and much more. This is both conceptually and visually interesting. I love that the stitching creates a “second skin” and a new narrative onto the old pictures. And, at the same time, it’s a great contrast between the smooth silver gelatin photos beneath the fuzzy threads.
Monica Ramos (previously) is a favorite illustrator of mine, and her talents were recently highlighted in the Rachel Antonoff Fall 2015 fashion show. Patterns featuring frogs in various stages of dissection as well as a high school love triangle adorn a dress, shirt, and jumpsuit.
Maybe you’re asking yourself, “high school love triangle?” And yes, you read that right. The collection is on it! Antonoff tells Women’s Wear Daily, “There’s Fern, the student who’s having an affair with her biology teacher, Seymour, who is in love with the botany teacher, Angelica, who is in love with Fern.” A better look at Monica’s patterns are below.
Here’s a few more pieces from the collection. The patterns and embroidery aren’t by Ramos, but I like ‘em! See the entire show here.
I couldn’t find much on the work of Nico Masemula, a South African artist who produces charming ceramic figures. But, I love the sweet, simple nature of these objects. People smiling, reading books together, their arms around each other… real nice.
Images via Clemintina Ceramics