Thursday, October 25, 2012

PPF: Collaged Cabinet of Curiosities

I've been really enjoying the "Cabinet of Curiosities" theme this month at the Sketchbook Challenge blog.  I decided to pull some images from my huge stash of collage sheets and ephemera and make some cabinets.  This is the first one I made - it seems a little dull/dark to me, so I'm working on another larger one with more adventurous colors. I took the butterfly and face photos at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The black and gold images came in a "happy mail" package from my friend Karen of Random Reflections.  The antlered woman came from a fashion magazine and I think the weird anatomy is from a Stampington publication maybe. I think the antlered fashion model is my favorite curiosity. What's yours?
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32 comments:

Tracey Fletcher King said...

that is a wonderful cabinet... great balance in your composition...xx

Anne Manda said...

Great piece, just love the strange and mysterious feeling!

Fiona said...

Looks great.

Netty said...

Terrific cabinet. Happy PPF, Annette x

scrappyjacky said...

A very eclectic piece,Rinda...some interesting images.

soulbrush said...

Love the whole thing, it just sings with delight. happy PPF.

humel said...

Yes, I like the antlered woman, too - but I'm also fascinated by the divided faces :) Lovely piece, Rinda!

La Abela said...

Some images are shocking and scary thing, the set is at least surprising. Saludos

Faye said...

Enthusiastic collage of items. Wish I could visit San Francisco Academy of Sciences.

Carola Bartz said...

I do like the antlered fashion model as well, but I also very much like the gold and black images. Wonderful cabinet of curiosities, Rinda - love it.

Mary C. Nasser said...

I love the images that look like black and gold petroglyphs!
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Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Jessica Sporn said...

What a great project and way to use that ephemera that seems to always be around. Beautiful composition and balance. Happy PPF!

carlarey said...

I can see these collages becoming very addictive. Finally! A use for all those things too strange and wonderful to throw away

Missus Wookie said...

I like the deep blue cabinet colour - lovely.

Carolyn Dube said...

So many great images - my favorite is the face made of 4 faces!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I really like the face collages

aimee said...

i love collage for this very reason -- it pulls together parts from different places and times and gives them a commonality. great piece!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the collage ~ favorite I think are the gold color items ~ really well done, Rinda ~ ! ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wonderful curiosities. Love them all. Happy PPF

Giggles said...

Great variety in this collection!! Well done!

Hugs Giggles

ASHISH BARDHAN said...

A Brilliant Collage, I liked the theme concept. Very Beautiful.

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bohemiannie! art said...

cool cabinet! my fav is the ram

laurie said...

your collection is well balanced and visually interesting. the faces keep my eyes going round and round - definitely a curiosity!

Gloria said...

Hi Rinda. What an interesting cabinet. I love it. It's very...mysterious and makes you want to search inside the cabinet. Great job.

Enejy clemens said...

Very interesting piece, I like it!!!

Enejy clemens said...

Very interesting piece, I like it!!!

Gina Sismilich said...

Love the detail in the cabinet - it makes you want to spend time looking in at each "window"

Nordljus said...

What a wonderful idea, your cabinet looks great! The pictures go so well together.

Ayala Art said...

It looks great, with that nice blue in the back, very nice!

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

I think the antlers are my favourite too!

Molly said...

what an interesting project. great mix of images!

Andy said...

Hi Rinda, I really love your combination of images and the background colour gives the whole thing a rich Egyptian feel!