Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fragmentation - big collage

There is a time when you simply have to do "SOMETHING" or you'll die in creative pain suffocated with things that want to come out or your head will explode leaving a hard to remove stain on the wall. No matter how much time and effort it takes, you simply just have to do it. So here it is. My new baby.
"Fragmentation" - 50x70 cm mixed-media collage on canvas.

Fragmentation - Fragmentacja - collage

You can see the color palette changed a bit - this time the plan was for rich greens with a hint of blue and orange - and I guess I need to fight for this orange more next time. Whatever I do I get surprisingly close to blue. Again - my try to show the light and shadow - more in light, warm colors this time. Maybe it is my latest love to emerald green?
Of course on this point I could talk a lot about the inspirations...but what I would love to hear is your voice about it. What can you see in it? What is this all about? Please share if you can - this is the deepest pleasure for me to read your interpretations!

More details of the project - it is hard to make a photo of it, but I did my best in these shitty weather conditions we have now in Warsaw ;/






This huge piece of painted rubbish could only come to life with a huge help of my amazing friends, fans and companies from all over the world. Huge thanks to: Linda Brun, Drycha, France Papillon, Rae Cooper, Wendy Vecchi, Gloria Alexander and my lovely students from Warszawa, Vienna and Florida. Thanks to your gifts, shared collections and open hearts. Thanks to you I can create freely - you are just the best, guys!
Special thanks to Prima Marketing - for the best flowers ever made  and Luminarte - for possiblility to play with the most amazing color palette ever (Primary Elements and Silks ROCK!!!)!
Other supplies: Ranger: gesso, Dylussion Sprays, Colorwash sprays, Glossy Accents. Tim Holtz: Frozen Charlotte doll, masks - Crafters Workshop, heavy gel medium, black acrylic paint.

Ok, I did it. I did it for pleasure and now I'm insanely happy to have it. Time to let another one go out?

71 comments:

tengel27 said...

Cuuudo... chciałbym tak umieć. :) Za każdym razem gdy widzę Twoje prace to szczęka spada nisko, ale tym razem.... dziura w podłodze. Zrobiłaś dzieło sztuki.
I czy mnie oczy nie mylą? Czy użyłaś nawet jakiegoś radiatora??

Kaz said...

Such a truly stunning piece of art.....awesome x

Yasmin said...

Insanely beautiful Anna!! Absolutly fantastic.. You are a brilliant artist!! :)

Debi said...

Stunning!!!! Debi x

Lili said...

zaparło mi dech...

MARCH said...

le vert émeraude vous va bien !
mais j'aime aussi la couleur orange ;_)

vous êtes magnifique dans cette robe
de bohème ...
corinne de france

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Te płytki jako tło chyba najbardziej mnie zaskoczyły...Cudne kolory i makijaż...:D

Francesca said...

What a fabulous canvas, stunning work. Francesca

finnabair said...

Dzięki - tak jest tam taki dość spory radiatorek - prezent od jednego z darczyńców:) Żywcem wyjęty z komputera...ale za to, jaki trójwymiar!

finnabair said...

Licho - namordowałam się z tym makijażem:) A płytki - zbierałam pracowicie :)

einat109 said...

Dear Anna
You create a very special, real art as only you can do.

Joyce Snelten said...

This is just stunning, Anna!!! I really love the colors, my faves.... :) we just LOVED your classes here in Florida, still talking about it A L L the time! Take care

zosiurkowamuma said...

nie wiem co powiedzieć.... odebrało mi mowę! to jest wspaniałe dzieło sztuki! jesteś artystką przez ogromne O :)

finnabair said...

Thank you so much friends - I'm over the moon now :*

patcrafts said...

What a fabulous piece of art work and such stunning colours,it's amazing.

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

BO ja tak sobie myślę,że mam trochę takich płytek od listów...kiedyś mnie tym zarzucano...chcesz? to pogrzebię i przywiozę na warsztaty...będzie następnym razem jak znalazł... :)

Anna said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!! I live the greens and think the oranges have just the right amount!

walkiria said...

Your works are wonderfull, i like it very much. Hugs

Scrapidea said...

Wow Ana, a fab work!
In my opinion it is a growing woman with a bit heart :-)

Ruthie Tzchory said...

You are one of a kind, my dear!! What you brought to us, is a real masterpiece!!! Awesome

finnabair said...

Licho - to miedzy innymi było własnie tworzywo :) nie odmówię :)

Elaine said...

Very beautiful, so much to feast the eyes on. Elaine

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

JEST PRZERAŹLIWĄ CZĘŚCIĄ. KOCHAM KOLORY. JAK WIELKI JEST TO?
*CAROL*

Keren Tamir said...

What can I say that I have not said in the past!! fantastic, stunning work as always. Your work needs no words to express it. I will tell you how it makes me feel though. The balance between light and darkness is amazing although this one is much more bright than the other ones you've made. It feels as if there's a change within you. I love the square metal elements. It reminds me of a queen from Thailand standing on her throne playing a guitar. The other collages were a window to your soul. This is an ode to music!!

Jen said...

WOW!This made my jaw drop! Congratulations on another stunning piece of art. It reminds me of a steam punk Geisha girl rising from the darkness into the light. Maybe she is glowing in the light of true love. Her heart pounding with excitement and thoughts of wonderful possibilities ;)

Helen said...

Simply beautiful!!

cat lacigale said...

Truly fabulous ! You look like a queen. The little doll and the heart on your belly make me think of a baby. And you said so, this canvas is your new baby... Love all these squares, like Little doors and windows waiting to be opened. Love the light spreading through your crown, and the shadows of light on the squares. There are so many details... this is really amazing !

Gillian .... said...

WOW WOW WOW .... truly stunning art Anna. You rock girl:) xx

france papillon said...

your artistic universe knows no bounderies and you take us all on a voyage through that universe with each piece you create.
The background on this one reminds me of that univers of yours and the piece, to me, feels extremely balanced, even with all that is going on.
Most of all, you look gorgeous on this one!

titibear hug

ps: already started a new treasure box for next year ;)

Bajjka said...

jesteś wielka :) to jest dzieło sztuki :):):)

finnabair said...

Thank you. Reading your opinions and interpretations makes me truly inspired... It is amazing how you keep bringing up more and more stories to life...

justi said...

Niewiarygodnie cudne!!! Zachłannie "wyczytałam" każdy detal. Chociaż chyba z daleka dopiero dostrzegłam, że to jest Lady Art. Nieco szalona, dostojna, rozpromieniona, spontanicznie poczochrana, pełna pomysłow, kolorów i muzyki wokół, wchodzi drzwiami i oknami do wielu...trafia.

Niewiarygodnie cudna.

Lotta said...

Hi Finnabair!
It is stunning! Love all of your squares that looks like they want to pop up and show secrets! And I love all the metallic and old industrial feeling it gives me. It shines and sparks! hugs Lotta

Marjie Kemper said...

Just stunning... I can look away from this and come back and see new things over and over. So many fantastic details!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

GORGEOUS work Ania
I straight away thought of a grungy geisha and her secret garden of treasurs...some in the half light and others covered but visible if you searched for them. OMG you got to play with silks...I covert those LOL. Well done indeed!
hugs
Annette in NT Australia

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, this is AWESOME... you totally rock!

Maura said...

Amazing play of light and shadow...makes me think of a mythical female emerging from structure or out of the motherboard on the computer, or city blocks... Definitely a play between organic and inorganic shapes. Thanks for sharing your off the charts creativity!!

ellen vargo said...

Absolutely mind-blowing. Stunning. Brilliant. SO many layers of texture, every time I look I see something new. Astounding detail. Love the contrast of dark and light. Perfect balance. In other words.... I LOVE IT!

Georgia Heald said...

Words can't describe how beautiful this is, your a genius Finn!!

Anonymous said...

Très Joli .On dirait une princesse qui joue de la guitare et qui vient de trouver la clé du bonheur elle sourit à la vie, devant tous ses trésors , ça me donne envie ..!... Bonne nuit , Bisous.Anita F.

Renee said...

This is so beautiful! Love your color combos. I wish you'd come to Massachusetts to teach some classes!!

Peg said...

Missing Ireland?
I adore the more intricate background on this one, the squares create a carpet that joins the two sides.
Beautiful!

LuvLee Scrappin said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!!! Your work is just breath taking!!! I am always left in awe! You are such a huge inspiration to me! I posted a layout inspired by you...and I'm just finishing up my first collage canvas now! I'm super excited!!! Thank you for all the inspiration you give to us! My dream is to one day attend one of your classes. You want to come to Canada heehee =) Hugz Leanne =)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I do not have words to describe how much I love your work!!!!!
You are fantastic , perfect from the different ways!!
You have a gift....you are amazing with papers and all type off materials!!!!!!!!!!
Wow!!!!!!!I think everybody say all about you....but I have a dream to have you with us in Brazil...
I will love to make a invitation for you work with same extarordinary ladies in a International blog here in Brazil!!
We are 30 scrappers.... and we work with reciclyde material.
I will love to have you with us...
Think about
This is my email
cynthia.renaud@gmail.com
Hugs from Brazil
PS I made a page inspired on you!!!!
cyndiscrap.blogspot.com

suzieq23 said...

OMG, OMG, OMG just gorgeous. This might replace my other favorites as number one. the only thing I can interpret is that it is so unique and special. When I first glanced I thought you were made up like a geisha. still waiting for you to come to the east coast!!!

Laura said...

To me, this is a very regal portrait. She looks to me as if she is emerging from all of the disparate elements, and as she does so, she very carefully selects those pieces in which she wishes to adorn herself and her crown. I love that her heart (or where I imagine her heart would anatomically be) has wings and is free, and at the same time it appears as if she is holding her figurative heart very close to her. So one part of her is free to be out in the world, and another part of her is being protected. Sorry so long. xoxo

JaMajka said...

Jesteś genialna :) Mnóstwo wspaniałej treści w wielu niesamowitych szczegółach... Co za kolory!!!

die amelie said...

Love that subtle contrasting colouring on the applied details!

And I am sure Gustav Klimt would have loved your creation too!

Hugs,
die amelie x

lafée said...

tout simplement!!!!!!! magnifique!!!!!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

As others said before, a truly stunning piece of art, - it took my breath away. So glad you found the time to create just for you! There is something of a strong Egyptian goddess in this piece for me, maybe these aged patina overtones, that keep coming through with the orange? To me this is the embodiment of your creative muse! Please keep her alive despite all the workshops and travel.

Ewik21 said...

niesamowita praca !!!!!!

Michelle Webb said...

Anna what can I say, I'm totally blown away by this canvas, I bet it weighs a ton too! I love the way you recycle computer parts, can't quite believe you've actually stuck a CPU cooler on there too! Awesome imagination. The mosaic tiling in the background is exquisite and gives the canvas so much depth and texture. When I look at your face with all the embellishments around it, it makes me think of the snow queen from the Chronicles of Narnia. I would love to see and touch this in real life I bet it's even more gorgeous in the flesh! Not only do I love the white highlights on the tiling, but I really love all the rich copper, blues, greens and gold. It's an absolute feast for the eyes! Thank you so much for being so wonderfully creative. Michelle x

annemarks said...

It is amazing, i love the textures and colours. I could spend hours looking at it :)

snazzyoriginal said...

This is simply amazing, so many details to admire. I'm a real backgrounds girl and would love to know how you created all those base layers xx

Katina said...

Spectacular!!! It's so amazing and detailed!

Liliane said...

c'est absolument merveilleux, tu es une grande artiste.
Liliane

Frank Garcia said...

Your work is breathtaking Anna. I simply love the way you cluster all these fine details and objects. You have such an eye for colors and design. Since I met you I knew you were something special and this confirms my beliefs. I am so lucky I had the chance to meet you. Cannot wait to meet again!

Hugs! Frank

Vicky said...

This is just AMAZINGLY beautiful! Just cannot get over it! Can stop studying it! WOW!

Bonnie Schulte said...

This is one of the most beautiful pieces of art, I have ever seen. I cannot imagine anyone else able to put all of these elements together, and have it turn into something this lovely. Your Art, is truly a wonder.

lavandula said...

niesamowite wrażenie robi . rwie oczy , wbija w fotel. Wspaniała robota!

jbonomo said...

You are inspiration incarnate! Love all the layers, textures, and colors. You breathed life into this canvas......is she a Sea Goddess or Medussa??? Love the symbolism with all the ideas coming out of your head....Thank you! I feel blessed to have met you in San jose.

ana manzana said...

When I have seen it, I have thought of Klimt's huge figurs like in The kiss or in The hug. The bodies hidden behind those big tunics...

It's an amazing work. Breathtaking Would love to see it IRL.

It's a pity I cannot assist to your next workshops in Paris. Places were taken in hours! I was one day late :(

finnabair said...

Thank you!
Ana, there are classes coming in June, near Paris too - maybe you'll attend? :)

Tusia said...

Finn. Jesteś dla mnie mistrzynią świata. Amen :)

Helen Tilbury said...

This is amazing - best thing I've ever seen!!

ana manzana said...

Sure!!!

Natalie Hall said...

When I first looked at it, I didn't see a heart, I saw a guitar. And you look like a rock star. That's my interpretation; maybe because beautiful music (listening to Walls by Tiesto as I type this) takes me to a place that I see in your photo and on this canvas. PS: your work is always amazing.

Thuria said...

Waow! Waow! Waow! No words to describe how beautiful your canvas is. I love the luminosity in the middle, and all these small parts you used. I don't even want to imagine the time you spent on this canvas!

My name is Cindy said...

OMG. Pick jaw up from floor. This is amazing.

smd46 said...

Oh my. I am blown away. First thing I noticed is the beautiful colors, then the depth of the design, and finally, the direction of light that brought your design to life. This is a work of art. I I wish you could walk us through how you created it.

kristie said...

Oh my god!! Finnabair!! this piece of art is just stunning! I am so in love with all the details here! It is so beautiful.