1. 6804
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  2. 9 24
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  3. laura tringali holmes invited me to take part in the world wide blog hop by answering four questions about my work and inviting three other artists to take part - keith higginbotham, lynette jackson, bill noir - they’ll post their answers next monday. thanks LTH.

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    What Are You Working On?
    collaging on location, larger scale work, scrap purging, collaborating with my son, fall shows, Liking, collection of the collections, ABC books, interviews, summer.

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    How Does Your Work Differ From Others of Its Genre?
    it’s semi-abstract, mostly-minimal, leftover-loving, color-consistent, always-flat, story-less, space-aware, directionally-created, process-driven.

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    Why Do You Create What You Do?
    because i like to make collages. because i don’t like to paint. because i used to design buildings and play the drums. because my dad was a tape salesman and my grandfather an editor. because i have all of these old books and magazines and assorted found items. because i like to organize and then reorganize. because i’m exploring. because it’s inside me and needs to get out and i like to help it do that. because it feels like no other feeling when everything comes together. because i’ve always liked cutting things up.

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    How Does Your Creative Process Work?
    when it truly works my hands operate independently from my brain. or so it seems anyway. there are always bigger picture ideas floating in the back of my head. thoughts and meanings and concepts and interests that have been there for years. about memories, family, feelings, failings, space, time, design, anti-design. but individual collages usually come out of nowhere. sparked by a fleeting thought or random bits or a list. it’s more mystery than learned method. if i really knew how or why i probably wouldn’t be doing it.

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  4. passive construction
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  5. tangible interaction
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  6. 212
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  7. common mnemonic
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  8. assorted tag renovations

    (far left and right still available)

     

  9. KSP-3A
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  10. F bulletin
    fred free / 2014
    left on the grounds of a local higher education complex