In May the Stillwater Community Arts sponsored a series of “Random Acts of Art” in our local community. They asked visual and performing artists to share ten minutes of their time to do a surprise performance in a public place. A few events included a high school student played her violin in the dairy section at a local grocery store and a music group who burst into song after walking into a crowded restaurant.
My contribution entailed passing out over 100 collage cards at a small grocery and a local eatery. While lunching with friends I occasionally walked over to the diners and explained that it was “Random Act of Art” day so they could receive a free collage of their choosing with their burrito.
Each card had the following note printed on the back: As a verb, collage describes the technique of creating a composition of materials and objects by pasting them over a surface. The act of creating a collage can result in a juxtaposition of dissimilar objects in interesting and unexpected ways.
It took several evenings to complete the collages. Here is my kit which includes, scissors, small cut papers backed with double-stick tape, postage stamps, and folded cards. It was a great way to use up paste paper scraps and a fun exercise in composition.
And now, it is back to work on another book. More on that next month. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog.