Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Commonplace Book 1997-1999

These are selections from Volume 2. I used a spiral art book with ruling on the bottom half of the page. Originally I thought I would do more writing in it. As you can see, I was still winging it without a decent paper cutter, just scissored magazine clips and rubber cement. But I started getting deeper into associations. Synchronicities began to develop, sometimes two images seemed very similar such as the women and the owls.

Other times it was all about color or no color at all-- black and white photos of fog. And exploration of passion and longing and romanticism.

I was reading Possession by A.S. Byatt, devouring poetry, watching Portrait of a Lady, The English Patient, and the Mirror Has Two Faces. I also was bitten by the Opera bug.

Other passions I had at the time were music - it was the time of Lilith Fair, Enya and Loreena McKennitt. Also exploring Oregon's emerging microbreweries. And ending a 25 year marriage.