Friday, January 20, 2012

Mystery at 42nd and Park

"42nd and Park"

One of the things I love about digital collage is the mystery. All the layers create these hidden spaces where anything is possible.

Yesterday afternoon I meant to paint but as soon as I opened up my iphoto I began a search for images to create a story. My favorite images are of NYC. I used one of those that I shot of city traffic on the corner of 42nd and Park Ave combining it with one of my mixed media paintings and a sketch I posted a few days ago.

A couple of the things I love about this piece are in the details. The taxi cab in the bottom right has the words 'love today' written on the windshield. And then there is the street sign popping through on the top left. The buildings create depth and the eye on the upper right is so mysterious. I wonder where she has been.

I am really learning to love creating this way. Its like painting for me. I hope I won't ditch the real thing for photoshop!

As you can see I am trying to change things up a bit around here. I finally figured out how to make a proper size blog banner. I used a cropped image from this collage. I feel like it represents pieces of what I am about as an artist. I am pretty fickle though so we will see how long it stays there!

So far I am liking it . . . although it may warrant a background color change.
See what I mean?! :)


  1. I love your new banner, Cathy. Yay! There is so much to learn. We just have to take it a step at a time and follow the path where it leads. ;-> Great collage ... it is so dynamic.

  2. HI Cathy,
    This collage is awesome!! I love the color palette and especially the texture, also I scrolled down to your watercolor flowers and self portrait: beautiful!

  3. Loved this on FB and love it even more here!!
    And...great banner too--love that your expressing your personal style!