Featured Collage art: trash?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Potteryplease, May 19, 2024.


Trash or Treasure?

  1. Trash

    3 vote(s)
  2. Treasure

    1 vote(s)
  1. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    I bought this for not too much.

    It's made of power machine sand-paper disks, newspaper and (I think) black sand paper, all torn, affixed and varnished. It's 17" x 19" (43 x 48 cm) and mounted on 1" plywood.

    No signature etc anywhere.

    What do you all think? Is this just trash or is there evidence of someone more thoughtful than a bored (board?) woodworker?


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    Maybe it orients this way too-- looks possibly a little more landscape-ish this way, but, who knows? Not me.

    Last edited: May 19, 2024
  2. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    For me as an abstract it works.
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah, i like it too, doesn't strike me as a novice piece, its too well put together
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  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    This bit may have been used as a sort of signature -


    I would be interested in seeing some details of the text used. Might it be from a book rather than a newspaper?
  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Great observation 2many.
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  6. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    Love mixed media works! The hook on the back should give you the orientation. I tried to read the print to see but it was too small for me. Fun piece!
  7. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the ideas 2mb. It's def a book. (I don't know why I said newspaper.) Here's some close ups. Maybe it's a history of some sort?

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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    now why didn't i think of that :banghead:, good point laura

    what way does that make the orientation PP ?
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  10. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Based on the hanger, it's oriented correctly in the first pictures. I assume that's the way it goes, but I also conjectured that perhaps the artist was not the person who affixed the hanger, so maybe it could orient a different way. I suppose the hanger looks original.
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  11. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Thanks Debora. "The Earth and its Inhabitants"... sounds like a quick read!
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  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    think i prefer the dragons foot way
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  13. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    My wife, who said she hoped I didn't spend more than about $7, saw a monster bunny rabbit.
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  14. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  15. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Interesting! I woulda thought they were all the same text. Multiple texts speaks (to me at least) to more intentionality on the maker's part, which I guess is good.

    Thanks again 2mb!
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  16. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Ok-- I made a quick frame and threw it on the wall, at least for now. I think I like it. My 'poll' was a landslide negative: 'Trash' by a margin of 2-1. But what can you do?


    Thanks for the feedback everyone.
    Last edited: May 21, 2024
  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It benefits from the frame.

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  18. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Frame works well. I instantly liked it a lot more!
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  19. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

  20. architrave

    architrave Well-Known Member

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