Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mini Collage gone 3D

Here is my creative achievement for the day: a mini collage title "Indie Game." The title sprouted from the text I tore from a magazine. It is a 3D piece because I attached a little fabric leaf and flower... they really pull the collage together.

I love making miniature collages. I started doing this about three years ago when a painting teacher recommended mini-collage as a means to play with color and contrast. Each piece is one of a kind and is signed, titled, and dated on the reverse side.
This mini is ACEO standard, except for the little leaf that extends over the edge on the right.

What is an ACEO?
It is similar to an ATC (Artist Trading Card), which is a piece of art that measures 2.5" x 3.5" - the same size as a baseball card or any other typical collector's card. The intention of the ATC was for artists to use them as a calling card essentially, traded between artists with their contact information on the back.

Well, of course it would be nice to have a calling card for artists to give non-artists, and so the ACEO (Art Card, Editions and Originals) was introduced. The only difference between and ATC and ACEO (as far as I know) is that ACEOs can be sold.

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