Xperiments with Glue, V. 1

Xperiments with Glue, Volume 1

by Michael Ziobrowski

Michael Ziobrowski says about this book:
Xperiments with Glue began as an exercise in mindless experimenting with pre-cut magazine clippings, painted brown paper scraps and adhesive tapes. No rules, no thought out theme. Just the need to create, raw and adolescent. Sitting on the couch, at a coffee table, watching cinema with my girlfriend, provided just the right amount of distraction, to allow my mind to let go and not think to much about what I was actually piecing together.

Some works were created in the same sitting and share distinct features: colour scheme, tape choice, some shared aesthetic. Some collages have no “family” and stand alone. I felt the desire to test myself with creating a collage in 10 minutes, as well as allowing myself to carry on with some pieces for up to an hour, and some others even being created simultaneously, alongside another piece. These are literal experiments with technique and style. A bit of self soothing came in to play at times, as creating art often does. This creative work has spawned the want and need to create further volumes.

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The original collages from the book were presented in “Cut/Paste II” at Santa Ana’s F+ Gallery in September 2014, along with works by Justin Angelos, Emily Hoy, Zach Collins, Bill Zindel, Fred Litch and others.

Xperiments with Glue, Volume 1
by Michael Ziobrowski
8.5″x5.5″; 24 pages
$8 US (print version)
$1 US (digital version)
X Is the Weapon, Santa Ana, California, 2014

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Son of Maia
by Michael Ziobrowski
magazine clippings, catalog clippings, and adhesive tapes on construction paper
March 2014
Image courtesy of the artist