The Hard Lesson
The Hard Lesson
Thoughts of the artist about this work:
When I did this I wanted to make my collage an anti collage, that is no overlapping elements as a Picasso and or Braque cubist collage format would have had.
I think this collage/college is about what a hard lesson young women learn is ahead of them in life, if they pursue a career in art or in anything else. We are all 'First Ladies' and never the 'President' of whatever. Maybe we are just so many small footprints in the history of mankind and our efforts are repeat footprints of those that have gone before us. I imagine this young woman in the etching thinking about her future. Fixed in her uncelebrated position between past First Ladies and those of future yet-to-come First Ladies.
One might ask, what did you do to make this into art? Where is the hand? My art here is the choice of combination of these found objects, their ontological juxtaposition, and the very placement of them on the paper, not to mention my mind that thought of this artwork and made it into an actual work of art.
3 Cat Collages by Carol Sutton,mixed media,Black Dress=Babel Destruction,Waves Under Bridge,Many Cat Silhouettes
Collages by Carol Sutton, of mixed media -http://www.carolsutton.net/images/paper/collages_sutton.html
3 collages on Baudelaire by Carol Sutton -http://www.carolsutton.net/images/paper/collages_sutton_baudelaire.html
The Hard Lesson -collage by Carol Sutton,mixed media -http://www.carolsutton.net/images/paper/collage_hard_sutton.html
Belgium Vase Paintings,Extended-Edge Paintings, paintings made on and of paper by Carol Sutton
see 2 acrylic Abstract Images|
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, or CCCA, by Bill Kirby at http://www.ccca.ca