Collage "Pine pole stairs and bridges edging Kurobe Dam, Japan", by Jan Spencer. Oil crayon collage on artboard, sealed with archival varnish (signed, d rings and hanger)
This collage is inspired by drawings made while walking in Japan in the northern and central mountains west of Tokyo. We descended steep rough paths around the dam with many pine pole steps and ramps and old discarded poles tumbling down the slopes.
Jan documents her trips in travel diaries, drawing and collaging en plein air and uses these sketches to work up her collages in her Sydney studio.
The collages are made using oil crayons on coloured papers which are torn or scored into shapes, pasted on art board and sealed with varnish. The thick dense crayon plays with the torn edges of the coloured papers.
Size: 25cm X 20cm