Thursday, January 18, 2007
sunset over Saudi
I've never really been into collage - as a medium to work in. I like to look at it; my favourite artist, Peter Blake, and one of my favourite children's illustrator, Lauren Child, both use collage brilliantly. But I find it difficult and, anyway, I just love drawing. I found these two pictures when looking, through my old sketchbooks, for something to post. They are kind of memory collages. About 15 years ago I went on a working holiday to Israel. While I was there I took a trip to the Sinai, Egypt. It was a magical time. From the beach, where I was staying, you could see across the sea to Saudi Arabia. In the evenings, as the sun went down, the mountains of Saudi seemed to soak up the sunset. The colours were just amazing, all purples, pinks and oranges. Magical. I made these collages when I returned home; trying to capture some of those colours and memories.