qing dynasty study II morphs / by Philip Tarlow

2:52 PM: while i think the study of a qing dynasty painting i’ve been working on for the past 3 days was interesting & i learned a lot, i was ready today to collage over it. but we all know what lies buried underneath.

watches, which have appeared in many of my collages in the past have resurfaced here, along with bits of a plein air gouache & maps. i like the pink & blue with the stripe of red, as well as the suggestive phallic shape on the lower red. my signature can be found in the upper quadrant, and is from the day i made the plein air gouache landscape, pieces of which have found their way into the composition.