Deconstructed Reconstituted 3-Layer Buddha with a Cherry on Top
Deconstructed Reconstituted 3-Layer Buddha with a Cherry on Top is a small layered collage that started with pieces of the Tibetan drawing grid pattern for the Buddha. which I’d torn off of an older piece. Since the original had been made from scraps left over from other artwork, I guess you could say it was re-recycled. I had so much fun making it, and hope you’ll consider adding it to your space.
- Substrate: Multimedia Artboard – made with paper and thermal-set epoxy resin
- Size: 9 x 8 inches
- Frame: none
- Matting/Mounting: none
I really had fun making this small layered collage. Maybe you can tell by the silly title I gave it! At the time, I was attempting to do a small quick collage each week, which I then posted on my old blog, True Adventures of an Art Addict. Mostly, I did this just for the practice and for fun. It was also a way of using up scraps left laying around my studio from whatever else I was working on. Some of these collages turned out great, but others, not so much. However, I learned something from each of them, even if the lesson was about that not to do.
Deconstructed Reconstituted 3-Layer Buddha with a Cherry on Top started with the Tibetan drawing grid pattern for the Buddha. In Tibetan religious art, there is a specific format for drawing each of the deities, which must be strictly followed. I think I had done the drawing on another collage, which I decided not to keep. So, I peeled the drawing off of that artwork, but it came off in pieces. Then, I tried to reassemble it on a new collage, mixing it with some other bits of discarded works to fill in where pieces were missing. By the time I was done, the piece had lots of layers, and looked a bit like an ancient temple painting that was flaking off a wall.
Sometimes things just come together (or apart!) the way they're supposed to. This small layered collage is one of my favorites. I love the the happy, peaceful mood it seems to have. I hope you enjoy it, too, and will consider adding this artwork to your home or other space, or maybe giving it as a gift!