Peak

This is one of my new collages “Peak” the boho, hippie, angel princess.

Peak600

(the link takes you to a page with a bigger image and enlarged details)

This collage contains fabric scraps, wallpaper, beads, sequins, a shell, candy wrappers, and crayon wax.

One thing about Peak is that I wanted to work from life (a photo) but I didn’t want to use some photographer’s image, even though I am pretty sure it’s not a copyright violation. So, what I did was create what I call a “morph model”. I took two photos of celebrities and, using Morpheus Photo Morpher, I combined them into a new photo, a new person who doesn’t exist.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out who these two famous actresses are. Any guesses?

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About sharonpassmore

Hi. I am an artist living in Greenville, South Carolina. I am the Art moderator at Eratosphere, a forum of Ablemuse Review. I play with all sorts of art-forms, including digital design and fabric design, but nearest to my heart, at the moment, is collage. I like it best if the collage materials are not recognized from a distance and reveal themselves at close up, the way a painting can look realistic from a distance but on closer inspection, the freedom of brushstrokes becomes apparent. My materials are my brushstrokes. ​ I use anything I find in my collage that suits the purpose, beads, broken jewelry, wallpaper scraps etc... I always try to incorporate recycled packaging too. This is important to me, partly because of the environment, and partly because I get a little thrill out of recognizing the value of materials most people would discard as trash. Think of this next time you peel that wonderful foil seal off a new can of coffee. ​ I am inspired by many kinds of traditional arts and crafts. The cultural history of the world is just loaded with fabulous treasure, isn't it? I view the world of art and art history as a giant buffet and I want to sample a taste of everything. "Mmmmm that Wabi Sabi looks delicious! Gimme a little of that Horror Vacui! Check out those fantastic Molas!" I completely reject the idea that one artform is superior to another due to what is in fashion at the moment. Art is timeless. ​ If there's something I don't like too much, I try to keep in mind that I probably don't understand it, and that's a signal to me that I have something more to learn. There is always something more to learn. Thanks for visitng <3 Sharon Passmore
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