Saturday, July 3, 2010

Orientation Poll

Scarification, 18x24", mixed media collage on canvas, 2010

Scarification, 24x18", mixed media collage on canvas, 2010

Please let me know your opinion on which way you think this piece should be oriented. Horizontal (top version) or vertical (bottom version).

Now to finish its companion piece, which may or may not "go" with it.


  1. Beautiful! I was surprised to read that it's 18" x 24" -- it has the presence of a much larger piece. Of course it looks great either way -- I tend toward the horizontal which feels more stable to me, but others may prefer the more active vertical.

  2. Thanks Cynthia, I do prefer the horizontal way too. Good point: horizontal=stable and vertical=active.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. But about 1/2way through,I got a little disappointed that I hadn't used a larger canvas to start with. Guess there's always next time!

  3. hello.. I just found your blog from another blog and made a note to follow your blog and then I just discovered that you left a comment on my blog first. I also love collage, and am starting to use encaustic and assemblage as well.

  4. Welcome Donna. Glad you saw my comment--what a lovely Zen garden you have. I'm also glad you like my blog! And I'll look forward to seeing your new assemblage and encaustic work.