Janine Nichols
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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What kind of art do you do?
I layer transparent black and white image transfers in pursuit of narrative. Until a few years ago, I was making cut paper collage.
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What is the guiding principle in your art?
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things. (Lao-Tzu)

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This was among the first image transfer collages I made: a medical illustration with a drawing by Leonardo. Best to start at the beginNING.

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 1:50am — 3 Comments


A few weeks ago, someone very smart suggested I start a Ning site for my music. But this evening I rec'd an e-reminder about this new site from Cecil Touchon on the yahoo collage group. He has a lovely-looking show at Sears Peyton now. Anyway, this is my inaugural Ning visit. I wasn't very turned on by the theme pages offered, I have to say. But let's see. Hello out there! I am an image transferer and layerer! Who are you?

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 12:30am

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At 3:57pm on April 17, 2023, James Pollard said…

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At 2:19am on May 4, 2014, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

The first international exhibition of "collage art" in Ukraine
Welcome to show your vision Art Collage & Assemblage (newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers,
portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas).
Only original works will be accepted, works will not be returned.
The exhibition is online http://collage--art.blogspot.com. All works will also be exhibited in the gallery "Tymutopiyapres"
a non-commercial gallery located in Lviv, Ukraine:
Deadline: 1 september 2014.
Size: 14.8 X 21 cm (A5).
Documentation (hand made) for all participants.
send to:
"collage art"
A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1,
79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 5:45pm on January 5, 2012, Todd Bartel said…

Not yet, but that does seem like a great thing to play with!

At 9:40am on January 5, 2012, ken coleman said…

The ironed-wet-glue technique -- I love it.

This kind of exchange and information is great. Thanks to the both of you, Todd and Janine.

At 1:13am on January 5, 2012, Todd Bartel said…

Thanks for your very kind note and your interest!

I studied in Rome for a year in RISD's European Honors Program (1984-85). The glue tenique that i play with was an accident. I was taught that if I want a really clean way to glue down paper elements, that I should carefully trace the image I want to paste, fill that area with glue and then paint the back of the paper element that is getting glued down as well. Then, let both pieces dry and once dry, position the element in place and using a tacking iron, heat fuse the pieces, followed by using an iron to completely seal the piece in place. The result is astonishing because not only does the iron fuse the two papers together, it also flattens out the collage beautifully. Well, one time I rushed the process and did not let the glue dry and I ironed the wet glue and it spread all over my collage. But baked dry anyway. I loved the texture and kept doing the process.

So the glue wash is just as it sounds; I put a wash of  slightly diluted Elmer's glue directly onto the paper surface and then I heat fuse it with an iron--litterally bake it dry. I have two irons. One that is clean, and which I use release paper to keep it clean when I heat fuse my collage elements. The other iron is a real mess. I feel kind of Neanderthal with I use it! I use that iron to actually boil and scorch the glue while it is still wet! It instantly creates steam, bubbles and oozes out all over, but the results imply history despite the swift speed of creation.

Some people don't like the burning smell, but its not as bad as harsh chemicals and such.  Hope that all makes sense. 

At 7:13pm on May 29, 2011, Stephen Mead said…
Ethereal time slips...
At 6:28am on April 27, 2010, Diane Dellicarpini said…
The paints are Artisan water mixable oil color. I enjoy using them because you can clean up with water. They act like oils and blend well.
At 4:56pm on April 26, 2010, Diane Dellicarpini said…
I like to use water based oils, I think that is why it works with acrylic. I use my fingers to blend so I can't really say where the mix is in the picture.


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