For Edition 117 we sent out “Jettison”, a collage by Kirsten Francis featuring birds, birds, birds! Their buzzing energy is balanced by hand-cut concentric circles that create depth in a way that we’ve never seen before. These rings provide space for the vibrant flock of birds to soar from, emerging in a frenzy that has us feeling uplifted and ready for anything!
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Kirsten’s collage shows off her talent for composition and attention to detail. There are A LOT of components in this piece but it feels natural, balanced, and inviting. To better understand Kirsten’s complex vision, look at this print and consider these questions:
1. Say this image is an event, where are all the birds coming from? Where are they all going?
2. What makes this collage a compositional success?
3. Close your eyes and imagine the sound of all these birds… Describe that sonic environment.
“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” – Pema Chödrön
This quote is a reminder that changing environments, new experiences, and day-to-day challenges are the struggles that show us where our strengths lie. It may be tempting to stay put in your comfort zone, but comfort zones leave little space to grow. Today is a great day to try something new…who knows what adventure may come from it!
“Ash Bouquet” is a hand cut floral collage that features Kirsten Francis’ signature concentric circles. In this print lush florals are fractured by rings of volcanic ash, reminding us that the natural world is both beautiful and powerful.
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