From Joni to Joan

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“Abstract is not a style.  I simply want to make a surface work.  This is just a use of space and form:  it’s an ambivalence of forms and space.”

–Joan Mitchell

More abstract collage based on the work of Joan Mitchell.

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And a few appropriate words from her friend, the poet Frank O’Hara:

it’s practically a blaze of pure sensibility
and however exaggerated at least somethings going on
and the quick oxygen in the air will not go neglected
will not sulk or fall into blackness and peat

–from “In Favor of One’s Time”

You can see my other Joan Mitchell collages here and here.

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18 responses to “From Joni to Joan”

  1. Catherine Johnson says :

    Great quotes and collages.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    The top one really sings against the white. Brilliant blues! I can almost see people. Is the bottom an abstract tree? I feel like I can see a bird lifting off from the top. 💜 Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This super cool! I was immediately captured by the first one. It’s so engaging!!😃

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    Joan M. Is someone I want to be inspired by. Thanks for sharing the collage art and poetry today. Thought provoking!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says :

    Yes, that top one is really great. In fact I’m going to try to draw it right now. N.


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