This body of work began sometime in the mid 1990's, as an experiment, seeing if I could adhere a dress to a canvas and create a painting over all the textures. "Dress painting" is a term I came up with to explain these when I simply couldn't think of anything better. Over the years they have evolved, with new elements of collage being added. Dress patterns, photographs, and embroidery all appear from time to time, as well as lino block prints, rubber stamps and gold leaf. I will use this space to explore the beginnings of this series, as well as showing my latest work. If the piece is available for sale you'll find the price at the bottom. Free shipping in the U.S. Contact me at kallencole@aol.com to purchase.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bits and pieces

Projects, works in progress, unfinished, almost finished, turned against the wall.

I rarely start one piece, and ride it to completion all in one go.  There are drying times, and other factors that just get in the way.  So when one piece is in limbo, I am working on another.  This usually means that either it feels like I haven't finished anything in ages.  Or, work is flying out of the studio and waiting for framing.

Right now, it feels like I haven't finished anything in ages, especially as I was out of the studio for almost a month.  So I'm focusing on the small victories.

Red Handed is in progress

The Destructive Bastard has grown antlers since this photo, and there will be some beading before it is finished.  And paint, and other bits...

And tags, I'll be making more tags.  In paper, like these, and in porcelain.
Can you imagine the clinking sound that porcelain tags will make as they bump?

Projects, collaborations, partnerships, those things are all sounding interesting too...  
Yes, I'm keeping busy, I'll keep you in the loop!

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