Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

What's been filling my days for Day 33 #100DaysStudioObj

What's been filling my days for Day 33 #100DaysStudioObj

I adore her.

As yet unnamed, today I finished this large peek-a-boo collage, made of a high resolution print from Frolic magazine and small hand cut strips from Philadelphia Enquirer, both published in 1957 (but wildly different from each other).

With the three small pieces to the left of the bikini-clad beauty and another large work finished a few weeks ago, a series is emerging using this OCD art process of cutting up strips of a magazine and partially covering a pin-up model. (See Day 23 for the first large piece and Day 26 for the first small piece.)

All of the peek-a-boos have juxtaposed 2 very different source materials—soft core vintage porn (hidden and revealed) combined with vintage advertisements, household tips for housewives, fine art reviews, and local news including the building of a new church, circa 1957. 

I have 2 more of the same 2 foot by 4 foot cherrywood boards to experiment with and continue the series. But first I plan on making a few smaller collages to tell a bit more of the story of this latest work, again using Frolic and the Philadelphia Enquirer, taking advantage of the campiness and wholesomeness of the two magazines.

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I found myself obsessing about the small details of the collage. I cut the pages in an orderly manner, without reading. The cuts led to funny and strange phrases and strings of words that out of context often sounded salacious. I purposefully placed certain cuts next to each other but also let the randomness take over. There are little bits of poetry all over the piece.

Day 34 #100DaysStudioObj

Day 34 #100DaysStudioObj

Proud to be for Day 32 #100DaysStudioObj

Proud to be for Day 32 #100DaysStudioObj