More collages

The only thing I have to show this week is more of the collages I made for Dale Copeland’s International Collage Exhibition, so here we go. I have done lots of study for my Museum paper, and quite a lot of work towards next month’s newspaper already (in my own defense!)

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A storm and ICE!

Ten days ago we had a massive storm come through South Taranaki; Patea, where we live was the epicenter. Scary stuff. 600 power lines down, more than 50 homes badly damaged – roofs ripped off, walls collapsed, power poles snapped in half, two houses have to be demolishedImage.

As a Council worker I was involved in things such as going door to door checking on people, and then my two libraries provided access to social services for people. I’ve worked two weekends in a row, so have a couple of days off now just to chill out a bit.

 

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It’s hard to imagine the scale of destruction, or the noise at the height of the storm at about 4am. We were lucky; my car has some damage, as does the car shed, spa pool roof and aviary. Compared to others we were so fortunate.

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And speaking of chilly, have you heard of ICE? It’s the International Collage Exhibition, which used to be called the Baker’s Dozen. You can read more about it here. I wasn’t supposed to be doing any artwork this year, but this is one I have entered before and I just couldn’t resist. I made 10 collage in the end, and they’re heading off to organiser Dale Copeland tomorrow. Here’s a couple of the collages:Image

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