Showing posts with label Collage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collage. Show all posts

3.23.2012

New Artwork!

I feel like I've spent this entire week on the computer, but finally I photographed and posted all of my new artwork! This is just a taste, check out all of it in my Behance Portfolio.







2.12.2012

Updates!

Been a while since i've posted... check my Behance portfolio to see what i've been up to!
http://portfolios.sva.edu/elizabethcastaldo

for more info on the Sketchbook Project and how when and where to see it check here:
http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject2012

from The Sketchbook Project
"I Remember You: A Scrapbook"

8.26.2011

Skechbook Project update

and moving right along... spread number 2 of my sketchbook on the theme of 'i remember you'. using watercolor, cut out paper, rubber stamps, and an old silkscreen separation that happens to be a photo of my mom as a child.



8.15.2011

Collage Series #9: The Birds Sing a Pretty Song and There is Always Music in the Air






This week i've been working on this little series of collages using some bad monoprints i made a while ago.  They are all a combination of monoprinting on an old music book page, rubber stamping, cut outs from an old sewing book, and machine sewing. I have to send one of these to Andrew for his show in PA.
find them on etsy if you like here.

8.07.2011

CollageSeries #8: ...and we danced

Elizabeth Castaldo
"and we danced" 2011

I made this one during the blackout yesterday afternoon in the slowly fading light. luckily our power came back on by 8:30. Made on a random page in my sketchbook that just had that leaf cutout text page glued to it, i guess waiting for something good to happen to it. I used that weird cat paper to make the face of the moon and this cute vintage clipping for the dancers. the tree is drawn in ink with some stitching through it thats a little hard to see in the scan. Not bad for half light huh.

7.28.2011

Collage Series #8: Heron in the Water

Elizabeth Castaldo
"Heron in the Water" 2011

This collage is based on a photo I took in the Everglades of a Heron standing in the water. Lillypads and plants all over.

See it on Etsy here.

7.18.2011

Collage Series #7: HS Yearbook

Elizabeth Castaldo
"HS Yearbook" 2011

The first piece in the collage series brought to you from Atlanta GA! Its been about two months since I've posted. we're finally settled in here in Atlanta, so Here is the latest installment...
Made with some old silkscreen separations i used a few years ago, layered together with a bottom layer of watercolor and some ink drawing and colored pencil. The portrait is from my mom's high school yearbook photo. I like the retro feel it has...
view on Etsy here.

5.26.2011

Blerg! update....

I've had a couple of people ask me whats been going on with the semi weekly collage series here so heres the deal. I'm in limbo... ugh. and it sucks. The exciting news is that Joe and I will be moving to Atlanta GA at the end of June! I will be going to Grad school at SCAD Atlanta starting in the fall. woohoo!
meanwhile, i had to move into Joe's apartment temporarily and all my stuff is packed and there is no space, which isnt really an excuse for not working on 4 x 6 collages, but really i've just been going a little crazy. i'm still working on things slowly but surely, and in the mean time here is a little something to keep your eyes busy for a minute.... a monoprint i did last fall, part of a small body of work not many people have seen. Enjoy and i'll be in touch soon!

Elizabeth Castaldo
"Sewing" monoprint 2010


Find it on Etsy, here!



4.12.2011

Weekly Collage Series #6: If a Tree Falls

Elizabeth Castaldo
If a Tree Falls 2011
The sixth piece in my weekly collage series entitled "If a Tree Falls" started out with two scraps of paper that looked nice next to eachother. then i thought hey that looks like a tree trunk on its side. i love adding sewn elements into my work so i stitched in some red leaves scattering onto the ground. simple and abstract. 

If you'd like to purchase this piece, click here.

3.03.2011

Weekly Collage Series #4: I'm Innocent!


Elizabeth Castaldo
I'm Innocent!.  2011.  collage on paper


This is an original piece of art entitled "I'm Innocent!", the fourth installment in my weekly collage series.

A little morbid and a little playful. my art in a nutshell. the arms come from Playboy and the little girl is from an old sewing instruction book, so it conjured up ideas of the ineveitable destruction of innocence.

The piece measures 4.5 x 6 inches. collage/ mixed media on paper. to purchase it click here.

2.22.2011

Weekly Collage Series #3: Communications at Sea

Elizabeth Castaldo
Communications at Sea.  2011.  collage on paper


This is an original piece of art entitled "Communications at Sea", the third piece in my weekly collage series. This collage was inspired by the inside of a security envelope with a wave pattern. so i thought its the water, an interesting scrap of paper became the land, and i added the seagulls and a little section from some sheet music. seagullls dont make the prettiest of songs but lets just imagine. it makes me happy.

The piece measures 6.5 x 7 inches. collage/ mixed media on paper. To purchase click here.

2.15.2011

Second in the Series: Elementary Modulation

Elizabeth Castaldo
Elementary Modulation, 2011. collage on paper.




The second piece in my weekly collage series sort of came together out of some random pieces of paper: trimmings from some prints i made, a little scrap of japanese paper, the header from an old music book... this strange landscape is what i came up with. 

size is 6.5 x 7 inches. to purchase click here.