Sketchbook: Collage Sketch for Sick at Xmas. Mixed media on paper, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.
The finished painting:
Sick at Xmas. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 17 inches, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.
I tend to feel poorly during holidays and vacations. It’s as though my body notices that I’m relaxing and concludes that I have time to focus on my sinuses or whatever. My mother and I think it’s a family trait.
Much of the preparatory work for my 2011 show Figure and Ground was done during and shortly after Christmas 2010. While I was sick. Take that, sickness! Oh, snap.
This is the cover from a notebook I used in a graduate seminar at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Can a notebook cover be a work of art? Heck, why not? Decorating mundane objects from daily life differentiates them from one another, plus it’s something to do.
I’m no Lisa Frank, but seeing this collage does bring back fond memories of my time at RIT.
Mellifluous Moue sketch & mask collage, mixed media sketchbook pages, 2009 by Sarah Atlee. Some rights reserved.
Collage sketch for Mellifluous Moue, Patron Saint of Vocabulary.
Explore more sketchbook pages in the Images section of the site.
Iron, mixed media on cardboard, 6 x 8 inches, 2007 by Sarah Atlee. Some rights reserved.
Pulling out the albums
Revisiting my older works is a great way for me to take a look at the journey I’ve taken over the years. I’d like to share some works from the archives here that might not be featured in the Images section of this site. Watch for these in the coming weeks.
He’s, I don’t know, maybe medium-sized, you know, average height, with short brown hair. I think he wears glasses. Eyes? Maybe bluish-brownish. Kinda dark, but, you know, not like dark dark. He was kinda funny-lookin’.