A little while ago I did some abstract collages on 12″ x 12″ board, 3/8″ thick. You may have seen them posted in an earlier entry. I never could get happy with them. I guess I really don’t like making something that’s truly abstract – I tend to favor a skewed view of reality that maybe heads toward the abstract. Anyway, I decided to remodel these four pieces and I’ll post them one at a time along with their earlier incarnations.
And, I gave myself an assignment in creating these new views – they had to reflect the original title. No real pressing reason for that beyond the fact that I had already written the titles on the back of the pieces and I didn’t want to mark them out! But it turned out to be a lot of fun to do things this way – and after all, I had titled the original views as I did because they brought a certain scene or feeling to mind.
Here’s the first one: “Bus Stop”. I used a photo of a bus in downtown Pittsburgh that I took when we visited there in August as my model for the bus. The running figure – well, I’ve seen that person over and over again in my own city of Philadelphia, and I guess it’s not such an unusual sight, is it?