Collage from a Single Photograph

Collage from a Single Photograph:

I create mythological, fantastic and woodland inspired couples, and portraits made from a single photograph using the program Paint, via cut and paste. Subjects include Cybele, Pan, Atalanta and the Calydonian Boar, but many are animus I find in mundane objects. Photographs are my own, or they are images and artworks I see online.  Whimsical costumes, macabre facial expressions and strange silhouettes I create from the details and shadows of a photograph. At times I will enhance the collage, usually to toy with lighting and contrast, on Fotor. While I am left-handed, I use my right hand to drag the mouse in order to cut and paste. I received an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation of Women for visual arts in 2016 for my collage and drawings. I am self-taught and had no instruction, however each collage must be better than the last, and this is how I learn about art and improve. My name is Bree and I grew up in Cleveland, worked as a poet and publisher of Green Panda Press since 2001
before moving to Pleasureville, population of 800 in farmland Kentucky.

collage,Used to create Cybele Dancers

Photograph of a glyph at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico

Cybele Dancers

Cybele Dancers 7.27.15 Portrait of Greek Mountain Mother of myth made on Paint from a single photograph of a glyph at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.

Couple Arguing

Couple Arguing 9.14.15 Each figure made from a single photograph of a mail box using Paint, enhanced with Fotor.

Wooden Post Couplet

I’ll Keep You Posted 10.11.15 Collage made from a single photograph of a wooden post covered in ivy made on Paint, then colored on with colored pencil function.

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Bull’s Eye 5.4.16 Collage self-portrait made from a single photograph of a tank used as a shooting target in Cropper, KY on Paint, enhanced with Fotor.

tank

Tank Photograph used to produce collage self-portrait Bull’s Eye

Pan

Pan 7.27.15 Collage made on Paint from Wikipedia’s image of the plant teasel.

Scooch a Lil Closer

Scooch a Lil’ Closer 9.24.15 Collage made on Paint from a single photograph of overlapping peacock feathers.

Hawk Animus

Hawk Animus 2.21.16 Collage made from a single photograph “Inrō with Hawks on Perches”, Koma Kōryū (d.1796). – Black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi, takamaki-e and hiramaki-e, red lacquer, and applied gold and silver foil Netsuke: gourd; guri lacquer, silver ring and stopper in chrysanthemum shape Ojime: butterfly and flower; cloisonné bead. – An inrō is a traditional box used to hold small objects, like medicine or perfume vials. It is generally hanged on the belt (waist sash) of the kimono. [Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY]

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Photograph from which Hawk Animus was made [Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY]

Marble head from the figure of a woman 2600 2500 BC Cyladic

Marble head from the figure of a woman 2600 2500 BC Cyladic from which collage Young Bull was made

young bull

Young Bull 12.17.15 Collage made on Paint from a single photograph ‘Marble Head from the Figure of a Woman 2700-2500 B.C. Cycladic’ enhanced with Fotor.

shooting target

Photo of a Shooting Target in Cropper, KY from which the collage Objectification was made.

objectification

Objectification 5.4.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a shooting target in Cropper, KY made on Paint.

the glyphs

The Glyphs 5.7.16 couple fashioned from a single photograph of petroglyphs at Chimney Rocks in Big Bend, TX, made on Paint

Chestnuts

Chestnut Couple 11.11.15  made from a single photograph of chestnuts from Wikipedia using Paint, enhanced with Fotor.

Atalanta and the Calydonian Boar

Atalanta and the Calydonian Boar 2.2.16 made from a single photograph of a gnarly fallen tree trunk on Paint.

Pink Milk Pond Selfie

Pink Milk Pond Self Portrait 2.5.16 made on Paint from a single photograph of a pond in Seven Hills State Birding Park in TN.