Friday, February 14, 2014

Magazine Collage of San Francisco

"City by the Bay"
14" x 18" magazine collage on canvas
Begun in November, the piece languished in my art room partially complete. Attic cleaning, travel, dancing, bike riding, and life, all took precedence. Finally a couple days ago, I propped it up on the easel, tossed the drop cloth on the floor, and made a mess.
From the late 80s until 2000, I had an old, but sturdy, boat at Pier 40. After Gary died, I realized I did not want to learn marine mechanicals, and turned it over to my partner. It did not have red sails to fly in the sunset, but "Elation" was our home away from home for a number of years. I love the city -- the chaos, the noise, the music, the fashions, the busy people, the bike riders, Market Street, the Transamerica Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the museums, even touristy Fisherman's Wharf. I hope I captured some of that here.


Barbra Joan said...

Mary, you've captured that and more.. and brings back memories of the 2 years I spent there.. I would go back in a heartbeat if possible..(dreamin')
Your collage work is outstanding, I've still not tried it yet but I've saved magazine from 'W' because I know they would do nicely. all my best... Barbra Joan

Mary Paquet said...

Barbra Joan, I hope someday you can come visit again. I can just imagine what beautiful collages you wiil do!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a wonderful piece, Mary. So glad you found Bob too.

hw (hallie) farber said...

There is such rhythm in this piece--it's beautiful.

Mary Paquet said...

Sherri, finding Bob is such a good second chapter!

Hallie, musician Bob will love this comment, and I do too. I had to place the piece away from view for 24 hours to be able to evaluate it. I kept seeing parts, not the whole.