Fallen Flowers, Lima, Peru
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Triptych: Photo Collage
30" X 8"
In keeping with the theme, “Thinking Green,” this triptych, titled “Fallen Flowers, Lima Peru,” addresses the greenness of the world through vivid color. This photo-collage features three unmanipulated photographs of bougainvillea blossoms that have fallen to the ground. The overall size of this triptych is 30” x 8”.
It often begins with a scrap of discarded paper. A colorful snippet saved from the floor of my studio. Or found on the street among the detritus of urban decay. Sometimes it begins with a photograph of something I find compelling. Even an inconsequential scrap from a 50 year-old Peruvian newspaper can serve as the impetus for a collage.
When I place this remnant on another piece of paper, the “conservation” begins; a dialogue between my subconscious and conscious mind, and the elements at hand. I normally do not think about the outcome. I let the conversation unfold and take me to a conclusion: logical, illogical or indifferent.
Gary Johns resides in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles for six months of the year. For the months between Memorial Day and Halloween, he resides in Sherman, New York.