January 24, 2011
The New Art Project
I reached critical mass yesterday and began making a 24" by 40" collage out of these bits. I'm stopping for today because my hands are tired from squeezing the glue bottle. My friend Mary Flowers bought the canvas at Goodwill, didn't like the painting, and covered it with fabric surface design. Last year, it came to my house to live.However, whatever didn't quite satisfy her didn't quite satisfy me, either, so I chose this canvas for this project. The Zip-lock bags of cereal-box bits are taking up so much space that I knew it was time for the glue-a-thon.
I've attached nearly all of the solid colors, and the canvas is about 3/4 filled. I have a Cheerios box, a Quaker Oats oatmeal box, and an Eggo's blueberry pancake box to cut out; and once those solid colors are glued down, I must decide what comes next. I'm post photos of the early stages soon. Stay tuned.