November 4, 2007

Michael DeMeng

I can't believe that a month has slipped by without a post. I think it's been a month, hard to tell.

I took my first workshop in about a year. I'm so grateful to Carmi for bringing Micheal deMeng to Toronto to teach 2 classes. Needless to say, I didn't really finish off any of the projects. But that's alright. Michael is a patient, positive presence in the classroom. Especially to those with little confidence. His critique of all the work at the end of each class was so supportive and we all got to see the creativity of every one in the class. Some of the work was really amazing.

The first class was using polaroid pictures and making them 3 dimentional with the original polaroid photo supplying the frame at the end.

The second day of classes involved an extension of what we had done the day before. It was, in a sense, creating tunnel vision by layering and depicting in the spaces an image. I managed to completely obscure the final image which was quite nice. A daVinci. The layers are held together with screws. I have yet to embellish mine.


Susan Williamson said...

Wow! I love what you did in the Michael deMeng workshops. I'm sorry I wan't able to go, but I hear he is very inspiring.

A bird in the hand said...

You must have been in your element. Excellent work!

Sandy said...

Carmi always brings fab. people over to teach unique techniques! Great job on the pieces!