Altered Attic: head games

Saturday, August 10, 2013

head games
























Another page from the watercolor book. This 'guy' was a sculpture/statue - head only - on the ground in the woods next to a fabulous house in Ann Arbor, where Jim and I were attending a wedding reception in 2006. As a photograph it was interesting but not anything extraordinary. When I cut him out and gave him a body I was really pleased with the results. 
The number 42 is an inside joke at our house - and to anyone who has truly asked, "what is the meaning of life?" and I've wanted to use a card of buttons for the five years I've had them! One upside to hoarding? Of course, just like the fabric, key and bingo card:). I still have a bunch of flocked wallpaper - anybody?

The merging of photography and art has become rather obsessive - I've done a dozen pages in just over a month. The common factors are that I took the photograph and, well, my love for texture, layers, layers and more layers. Other than that they are so dissimilar, I love it. As soon as I can get the right climate (errgghh), I'll photograph the other pieces.

What are you working on?

7 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I so enjoy seeing your photos turned into art. And this one is no exception. I love how the hoarding has actually contributed to this lovely mixed media piece.

Patty, I am having trouble leaving comments because of that infuriating word verification. You have to approve all the comments, anyway, why do we need that, too? I've already tried THREE times to get these words and symbols right. Here goes my 4th and last attempt.

Patti said...

I didn't realize they were set up on my blog - I'll remove them right away! I hate those things and never get them right!

Seth said...

I love the direction you have taken your art recently Patti. The combination of photography and mixed media really suits you. This guy has so much personality and the way in which you used the pieces from your stash is truly inspired. More please!!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am in awe ...your process is magical as you tell a new story with your visions. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

angi eharis said...

i love this guy! u are so creative, tx for sharing and inspiring, great idea for the button card! u can send some of that flocked wallpaper anytime over here to my little shack in the jungle, i bought a foot of wallpaper at a junk store in portland on my last trip there for $7! aloha, angi in hana

~*~Patty S said...

Enjoying everything about what you created and this post Patti!
The marriage of photography into mixed media is super along with your special treasures...
This looks fabulous
oxo

Sharmon Davidson said...

I just love what you've done with this guy, Patti! the photo/ collage combination really seems to suit you- keep going!

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