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Playing With a Full Deck – First Exhibition

In Uncategorized on March 7, 2012 at 07:52

The first exhibition of ‘Playing with a Full Deck’ happened a few weeks back at Cannon Beach. The project was started by collage artist Liz Cohn and I was lucky enough to get involved, it featured 1324 cards, by Liz who has collaborated on them with 172 artists from all over the world.

You can find photos from the first exhibition here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16055468@N00/sets/72157629195360865/

It’s exciting to be a part of this and watch the cards grow, there are now almost 1400 and the next exhibition will open in April.

More information about the project on Liz Cohn’s website: http://www.lizcohnartstudio.com/lizcohnartstudio.com/about_Playing_with_a_Full_Deck_-_a_mail-art_playing_card_collaboration.html

Above are some cards I have worked on recently and will be sending to Liz for April’s exhibition in Portland, Oregon.

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Silver Dancing And Mmmmm

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2011 at 23:43

A second collaboration with collage artist Liz Cohn. So far Liz has collaborated with several artists on over 900 cards. I was delighted to have the chance to work on these four cards, my favourite being the ‘Dancer’, closely followed by ‘Silver’.

If you would like to collaborate with Liz, contact her on DeviantArt: http://lizole.deviantart.com/

Or visit her website: http://www.lizcohnartstudio.com/lizcohnartstudio.com/welcome.html

You can view the previous collaboration here: https://thesecondmagpie.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/heart-exchange-is-no-robbery-art-swap/

Heart Exchange Is No Robbery: Art Swap

In Uncategorized on May 25, 2011 at 00:12

A while back collage artist, Liz Cohn, contacted me about collaborating on some of her playing cards. I was familiar with her work from DeviantArt and was delighted to accept. Only a week before that I had bought a pack of playing cards, slightly larger than the usual size, which I had intended to use as Christmas cards, alas my never-ending list of ‘things to do’ put paid to that idea and it wasn’t until January that I began to cut, paste and collage onto the cards.

When you first begin painting/collaging the challenge is always to be able to fill a piece of a large size, huge sheets of paper intimidate the best of us, however once you have overcome that, the ability to work on something as small as a gem can be another wall to climb. It is a wall that once climbed, gives a very pleasing view from the top.

The first three cards shown above are those from my collaboration with Liz, you can view her inspiring work here:

 http://www.lizcohnartstudio.com/lizcohnartstudio.com/welcome.html

http://lizole.deviantart.com/

As I’ve just completed my first set of hearts (shown above) I have decided I will exchange my hearts for your ANYTHING. Normally in these situations art is exchanged for art but I know that there are those who read my blog who don’t consider themselves to be ‘arty’ (I bet you are really). So if you would like one of these cards please email/tweet/facebook me with your address (acupunkturedesign@gmail.com) and I in turn will send you mine.

You can send me art should you wish but I will accept anything, from the piece of paper you found stuck to your shoe to your medieval castle with fully equipped ghost. I am the sort of person who finds the most mundane object interesting, so worry not and we shall get swapping.