Jul 8, 2024

LET’S PLAY

Whenever I sit down to work, I like to include a session of play.
It serves as a warm-up, an exercise, an interlude in my daily duties.
It reminds me that I want amusement and pleasure in my work.
To play is a bit contradictive to work. Yet, the element of fun is essential in my practice.
I don’t know what I’m doing until I find a sense of something.
It sparks a feeling of joy when I find rhythm and harmony in the bits of paper.
It can also be a distraction or a brief escape.
The most important is to find enjoyment and to set rules that would allow fun to happen. 
Time always passes faster than usual.  

Instructions:
  1. Pick colours that would make you smile today
  2. Tear the papers into small pieces
  3. Place the paper scraps on a background
  4. Stand up and stretch your arms, then touch your toes
  5. Go back to the desk and glue everything down

Try it!

Playing with G . F Smith papers - featured in the current issue #34 Contemporary Collage Magazine
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