BA (Hons) Fine Art

MA Fine Art

Textural Collage

Artist: Sarah F Janavicius

Title: Under The Gold and Emerald Greenwood

Media: Mixed Media Textural Collage

Size: 96cm (w) x 76cm (h)

Artist: Sarah F Janavicius

Title: Autumnal Small Wood Display

Media: Mixed Media Textural Collage

Size: 96cm (w) x 76cm (h)

Artist: Sarah F Janavicius

Title: Evening Moonlit Woodside Lake

Media: Mixed Media Textural Collage

Size: 96cm (w) x 76cm (h)

“Using a careful and sensitive study of colour, value, form, shape, texture, pattern, context and movement. Upon these build an understanding of the harmony, balance, transformative qualities, unity and mystery within the natural world.” Friedrich Froebel (1782 – 1852).

 

 

The initial inspiration for the creation of a Textural Collage painting came from a visual observation, looking down onto creation from a spatial perspective, (view from an aeroplane window), and being captivated by its wondrous inter-connectedness.  Likened to a jig-saw or a large tapestry, I wondered how to go about emulating and capturing its beauty, harmony and integrity within a painting or collage.

 

 

As a semi-abstract style of painting, I have adapted Textural Collage as my signature practice, technique and process.  The Textural Collage technique is equally both abstract and representational.  In the foreground of the collage I have used a representational photographic image, which has been inspired by the countryside of North Bedfordshire.  In the background, as the Froebel’s quote suggests, is formed out of colour, shape, form, texture and pattern.  The technique emulates an abstracted resemblance of the ephemeral qualities occurring in creation, and its’ multi-faceted occurring variations.

 

 

The painting aspect of the Textural Collage, ‘textures in the landscape’ (or woodland), is a mixed water-based media technique of which implies the ‘intention’ of creating a semi-abstract resemblance of the natural world.  The method undertaken through its creation may be identifiable and inspired by the harmony, balance, transformative qualities, unity and mystery, beauty, innocence and wonder occurring in the natural world.

 

Artist: Sarah F Janavicius

Title: Winter Solstice Woodland

Media: Mixed Media Textural Collage

Size: 96cm (w) x 76cm (h)

Artist: Sarah F Janavicius

Title: Wooded Stained Glass Effect

Media: Mixed Media Textural Collage

Size: 96cm (w) x 76cm (h)

 

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