Creative Collage Art

I was perusing my “Art I Like” board on Pinterest and curated this art collection on a similar theme — collage. Collage artists here use pencil shavings, old newspapers and magazines, old sheet music, recycled Metrocards or assorted recycled junk to create pleasing creations and even recognizable famous faces or artwork. Only one piece in this collection is not technically a collage, but a sculpture, but since it is made with old sheet music, as some of the other pieces, it seems to fit. I only republished pieces where I could trace the artist and credit him or her.

pencil shaving art by Kristina Webb
Collage of Audrey Hepburn (made with old newspaper and magazine clippings) by Ines Koudis
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, made with recycled junk, by Jane Perkins
Sculpture made from old music books, by BeckyJArts on Etsy
Beethoven collage, made with notes cut with Xacto knife from sheet music, by Erika Iris Simmons
Van Gogh’s sunflowers recreated with wood wrapped in newspaper, by Lee Kyu-Hak
Collage of Itzhak Perlman, made with recycled Metro cards, by Nina Boesch
‘pictures of magazines 2’ by vik muniz ‘a bar at folies bergères’, after edouard manet

Iris, #Flower of the Day, #Haiku, #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 357

Some new varieties of iris opened up in the garden today. This is in answer to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge and Jude’s Life in Colour purple challenge. I’m pretty sure Jude will find these purple enough?

I had a struggle with my phone camera in the bright sunlight once more. The screen blacks out so much that I could barely see what I was framing at times or I would give it a little too much zoom and not know it until after I snapped the photo and viewed it inside. But a little persistence paid off.

I think this is almost a maroon, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum.

How many challenges can I meet with one post? Here’s another, a haiku for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #357.

while his neighbor curls

up in the sun, he stretches

long, unfurls, revives

© 2021 Susan Joy Clark

The challenge here was to write a haiku using synonyms of “high” and “refresh.”

Both irises really do have a curled up yellow neighbor which I would have photographed if he was not in such a state. Perhaps, I will have another photo opportunity.

Earlier, I wrote a tanka inspired by my irises. I wondered if that was too many poems on a single theme. Then again, Van Gogh painted irises at least four different times. Here is one of my favorites.

By Vincent van Gogh – Unknown source, Public Domain,