Edges have always been a challenge. Above is the edge of a wax collage. I now need to "finish" the sides of the canvas in some way. When making the collages I think only of the larger face of the canvas and seem to ignore the edges till the end.
On a few collages I folded papers over the face of the canvas onto the edges but as you see here, they don't cover the entire edge. Not to mention that they only cover two of the sides. Inconsistent.
I am concerned about these edges now, as I stopped by a local crafts gallery. They just opened. The crafts are very professional and almost slick compared to the rough edges of my work. I took an application to participate there, but want to spruce up and finish my wax collages before presenting them for the jury.
Edges are important in painting too. Do you paint the house directly as a rectangle or do you paint it by modulating the form of the nearby house. Well, both of course. So, an endless going back and forth trying to make the shapes work. Colors too. When I change the color of one house then I have to change the colors around it so they stand out. But that isn't an edge I guess.
How about you? What is your experience with edges. Are you aware of the canvas edges as you paint? How do edges work within the paintings or drawings for you. Maybe it is all in your subconscious and you don't think about it. Or do you?
PS Thanks to Marianne, who purchased two of my altered books, I have been inspired to revitalize my Etsy shop. I worked on this for several days, listing items. I posted them on Saturday and Sunday. AND my dear longtime friend S. in the west, already bought four items. WOW. Thank you Marianne and S. You have inspired me to want to make more. Bind more. Create more. Blessings, Suki