Week 3 and I brought in secondhand books on Greek mythology and Australian Insects and Spiders. These along with bits from magazines provided the material for playing ' consequences' ( or exquisite corpse) , swapping heads , bodies and legs or creating hybrids from unlikely subjects. We were shown examples from various artists, I was particularly intrigued by work of Hannah Hoch.
Having gone down the more obvious route (examples above) , as in previous weeks, I became intrigued by the negative shapes left when figures have been cut out and spent the rest of the session exploring these
Here I cut out a figure , cutting down through 3 pages and then swapped the figures around in different backgrounds including reverse of figures and pages.
Extending the red marks ( above), adding a Greek coin (below)
I then repeated the process cutting out 1 figure from 4 pages , flipping the figure over (above) , colouring in the space that was left ( below)
Then using some of the negative shapes from the figures and the reverse of a leftover Greek statue I pieced the collage below , then did a rubbing (frottage )of it on tracing paper using graphite