The Nashville Collage Collectivewas formed in the Summer of 2010. Founding members, Lisa Haddad, Randy L. Purcell, Eva Sochorova and robert bruce scott began exchanging materials, works-in-progress and ideas in a range of collage techniques. This hands-on collaboration has defined our process ever since: working on a piece without focus on the finished product; experiencing marks, papers, text that another collagist handled; sometimes shifting orientation from vertical to horizontal; ignoring worries about violating someone else’s work and then passing the piece along, knowing that our own additions might be changed or eliminated. With this practice of trust we are growing as individuals and become freer, less controlling and ultimately wiser as artists.
Our House – In our more recent, larger-scale collaborations the theme “house” emerged. The four of us, having come from divergent backgrounds and communities have unique ideas about house or home, but we’ve found a way to merge and blend them into what we hope are cohesive images.
As with all our collaborations collages are passed back and forth until at least one artist calls them “done” – these in particular include torn elements from older pieces.
“SEN” by Eva Sochorova and Robert Bruce Scott
“Pieced” by Lisa Haddad, Eva Sochorova, Robert Bruce Scott and Randy L. Purcell
First Nashville Collage Party – On Sunday Nov. 14 we hosted a community studio day open to area artists and friends.