As I was digging through my archives over the weekend, I came across my art series from 2011, My Cross To Bear. And as I scrolled through, it reminded me of how much I missed creating collages.
I started making collages years before I really understood what graphic design was or owned a computer. In the late 90s, I began carefully piecing magazine snippets together, forming rough layouts. It became a huge passion of mine and lately, I’ve felt like I’ve lost touch with it.
Design is my job, but it’s tricky because it’s also my passion and my hobby. Doing design is my everything which makes it really hard to step away. But in a way, I’ve realized that don’t need to step away from something I love as much as just switch things up. Occasionally, I need to change the mediums and take the time to get back to my roots.
I’m ready to start making collages again. Just for fun.
All work: Collage on ceramic and wood with resin by Shauna Haider, 2011
Remember last week how I shared the sentiment that everybody should like everybody with the accompanying Warhol print? Well, it seems that the über hip design and decor flash sale site Fab.com read my mind and is offering a gazillion affordable brightly colored prints from this same series! *Please note that Fab.com is membership only so you’ll have to join to view the sales.
Welcome to Wolfgang. Our house finally has a name: Wolfgang Manor. Honestly, my brother and I usually aren’t posed on the couch like this when people stop by to visit. We just did a shoot for a Swatch / POP Magazine collaboration and took a few extra photos with one of the setups.
Passports. My brother decided that he wanted to go to the Olympics (long story) so we showed up at the post office Tuesday morning for passports. My photos look like mug shots. His make him look like a 70s era Journey roadie.
Mall Food. We then stopped at the mall food court because he was hungry. He is always hungry. Always. Then we bought matching gray jeans at Forever 21 (as seen on our motorcycle shot below). Finally, we forgot which parking garage we were at. Four hours of my life I’ll never get back….but it was worth it.
Fool’s Gold. I have the best aunts ever. For Christmas, one gave me a huge gift basket full of candy and miscellaneous treats. The other delivered cashmere socks and gold coins. Wait….are those chocolate inside?!! Short-changed again, Auntie Nubs!
Space Room. Earlier in the week, I joined a pack of snowboarders at the Space Room for good conversations, cheese fries and drinks (be careful, they are strong). Don’t you love the ambience? They decorate it for every holiday.
Jam Time. Afterwards, I kept them company in the basement while they had a jam session. We then watched a documentary on Aliester Crowley. Black magic is always a great way to end the night!
Like Brother, Like Sister. My brother and I went jeans shopping at Forever 21 and came out with the same skinny, shredded gray jeans. We thought it was so funny that we hopped on the back of his motorcycle for photos and threw on our white leather jackets to complete the look.
Paperdolls. I just completed a piece for the upcoming M.I.S.S. Paperdolls show at FIFTY24 Gallery in L.A. The ‘dress’ is affixed with gold nails and lifts to reveal the body underneath.
Until Next Week,
I was recently cleaning off my computer and came across a folder of collages I made back in 2007 as an experiment for Black & White Graphic Insight. Working with your hands opens up your mind to think about design in a completely different way. After sitting in front of the computer for the majority of this year, I am itching to get back into collaging to break up my routine in 2010.
My friend Jay at Nemo HQ made these two awesome Nubby spreads and I thought I’d share. I love seeing how other designers interpret my work. Thanks to Jay’s mad design skills and hard partying ways, there is never a dull moment at the office.
Over the weekend, I was digging through a box in my basement and found two pieces of art from 2007 that were never listed in my online store. Here’s your chance to own a one of a kind piece of artwork for a great price! The backsides of both are labeled, signed, and dated.
Broken & Bionic is 17 x 11 inches and features collage, ink and resin on wood. It is wired, ready to hang and was featured in the Black & White Graphic Insight series. It is available for purchase here.
Mouth With Psychedelic Pill is 17 x 11 inches and features collage, ink and resin on wood. It is wired, ready to hang and was created for a New York-based show in 2007. It is also available for purchase here.
If you have any questions or need more detailed images, please email me at nubby @ nubbytwiglet.com.