Kira Grennan

Kira Grennan

Sunlight, One Wing Road

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These collages start with a drawing and are layered up with colored papers and gouache.

Sunlight, One Wing Road was the first collage I made in this manner – using magazine scraps over a foundational drawing. I found making collages gave me less control over the resulting image and allowed strange / involuntary things to happen with scale, proportion, and perspective in the spaces I was creating, which I appreciated.

I also liked the way an ordinary magazine could be such a rich and abundant source of color and pattern. One magazine could ‘feed’ my collages for months. I also enjoyed being a hunter for interesting color through the often-mundane ads and commercialized images in fashion magazines. I saw it as an opportunity to give them another life – to become part of something different.