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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Jeelie Piece Song

A while ago I found this photograph. I don't know where it came from but it speaks to me of my childhood, growing up in a Glasgow tenement.

I made this collage but I always wanted to do something more with it.

Joan Eardley is favourite Glasgow artist who painted a lot of tenement children in a very loose, mixed media style.

This cartoon from an old sketchbook collection appealed to me. Part coloured, part black and white, it spoke of the fact that the original photograph is a hand colored black and white print.

I have no idea where it's going - or even if it's going - but I'm liking it so far.


Gill said...

hmmm, Sal, so am I!

JenniAsh said...

That collage of the children is really well done, I like your idea of taking out colours and patching them into a picture...