Friday, October 26, 2007

size matters


If you were see these, would you rather have them small and all in the original, or big and blown up?






11 comments:

scrapatorium said...

Small and original.

martin said...

small and original. if they were blown up they would not be presented as collages right? it would be a different thing.

do it both ways.

Steven LaRose said...

I thought they were about 20" on the long edge.

Small is cool however.

Are they framed?

Anonymous said...

They are not framed yet... just glued bits of paper at this point.

I have always shown photomontages the size they were made, in the original..

But sometimes I think about O'Keeffe's idea that it was so easy to walk by a flower and not really look at it because it was so small. So she blew them up. Very effectively!...

Also, the sculptures themselves, the original source materials, are certainly not... well, tiny.

Eva

martin said...

i think they would look very good blown up...

but i also like the glued bits of paper-ness.

blown-up you could have an edition. that would be nice, and appropriate for the judds.

Steven LaRose said...

Can you blow up the original pieces and then cut those? Is that against collage rules? Can you collage billboards? Or fabricate your own source material? Or is it all about trolling the magazines, and the tactile nature of handling everything?

Anonymous said...

Martin, I agree with about the editions bit as regards Judd.

Another reason I like the idea is that while some of these pieces have a nice spatial effect, it is still fairly contained - because of the size.

Making huge collages out of big images isn't possible at all in my studio, Steven, nor is dealing with large amounts of glue. And yes, I think there is something about the found bits of paper that, at least as a process, don't really translate into being enlarged all separately.

BUT! The idea of collaged billboards is great!

.... and it was done a lot at the Billboard Cafe in San Francisco. I remember they did a mail art one in particular... in which the artists participating xeroxed their entire bodies, bit by bit, one 8.5 x 11 at a time - and then they were all collaged together on the billboard. This was then made into a postcard, which I still have.

E

prettylady said...

I like them small, but then I dislike Donald Judd.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Pretty Lady, you get to an interesting point for me - because I have never been so sure that I was any kind of fan myself. Certainly never a big one. But for this kind of project, well, he was really handy...

What has been interesting is the influx of a few emails telling me that while they never had a fancy for Judd, they liked the colllages (- not saying you like them, mind you)....


Eva

jsmith said...

Eva
These are great they remind me of the Italian design group superstudio. It would be interesting to have a high quality scan and enlargement done so you could still see the collaged bits but push them towards the architectural realm...It might also reinforce the plasticity of the image.

Anonymous said...

That's what I was thinking, Jsmith. There is a certain preciousness to collage that would be fun to challenge with these works - because they do feel like architecture. And that will not come across as forcefully is a 8" x 10"....

E