Monday, March 22, 2010

Curl Up And Dye

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Have you ever noticed how when you get stuck

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collage is the way out?


You know how when you upset the apple-cart you find your way to a new order?

I think this is what adding a mural to an interior does. It upsets the order of the architecture so a lot architects find this idea abhorrent. Not the great modern master, Le Corbusier, he himself a muralist/painter. Not only does it not compromise the architecture but it enhances it creating a beautiful fugue.


Such a pity most of his followers have not learned this.


Of course it's not just modernists. Post modernists, traditionalists, you name it, there is is a dearth of acceptance, a lack of celebration of the painted interior mural. You know how I feel. If you don't have one then you're just camping out.

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Oh, but wait, a tent is no excuse. I've done paintings for tents. I'll share that in another post. You'll be surprised.


  1. Found you through Little Augury. Think I'll take a seat here and forgo the seat belt. The caution light has been snuffed out. What a fun place to explore.

  2. In the words of Conrad Hilton: Be my guest!

    p.s. Don't you just love Little Augury?

  3. These pictures are amazing. Collage is quite alive and breathing, by the looks of these fine pieces.

  4. Thanks Terresa!

    I was using the idea of collage as a creative means for approaching a problem. For instance in writing it might be the cut-up method used by William S. Burroughs. In my case I'm specifically advocating for murals which in a sense are a collage element added to interior architecture.

  5. I love these collages. This architect, for one, loves murals. I think they're seeing a resurgence now -don't you? With the wealth of handpainted wallpapers out there at the very least.

  6. Thank you D.C. architect. With regard to decorative painting/murals: just like architecture there's a lot of mediocre and a little very good. I think this is part of the problem I have to overcome. Then there are those people of means who hardly give a second thought to adding another 10k in options to their new car purchase but wouldn't think of commissioning a mural.

    Thank you Ivan. I so appreciate it!

  7. What a fantastic post! You're preaching to the choir on this one. I say, "Preach away!"

    Your collages are activating my creative engine this Monday morning. So glad I dropped in at the start of a new week.

  8. I agree, I think adding collage murals to interior design is so captivating! I have a relative who has a massive mural of a garden in a massive sun room! It looks so real until you realize something's wrong at the same time!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  9. Diana, Thank you so much. If I have a choice I preach to the choir and others may listen in as well.

    Lila, I hadn't specifically meant to advocate for collage murals but I agree it's a captivating idea.

  10. So wonderful and inspiring! I love the way you think. Perhaps a mutable mural might be an interesting way to go-- so that by lifting layers one can alter the mural, like a peel-able exquisite corpse collage. Or something. That's what I thiought of looking at these lovely images. (cheers from flickr)


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