8.29.2007

Falkirk Wheel and collage artwork

While most places we visited in Scotland were centuries old, in contrast, the Falkirk Wheel was ultra-modern. And ultra-cool!



Instead of moving through the Forth & Clyde canal via a lock, boats go in at the bottom and...


..spin around to the top. It was the most amazing thing to see.



Before I started blogging, and looking at other blogs (many of them collage artists), I would've looked at Susan Myles' artwork, enjoyed it and probably forgotten about it.



Instead, I took closer looks to see what materials she used and took lots of photographs so I could share them here on my blog.



She used photographs of the Wheel and canal, text, watercolor, pen and ink and fabric to create a variety of pieces.



Shown here is just a sampling of each style.





I wished Susan herself was there working, but I did get a peak at her process.



I wish I had bought a few of her cards too.

2 comments:

Christy said...

Great photos Julie! I am not completely fascinated with the Falkirk Wheel. I haven't made it to Scotland yet, but when I do, I definitely want to go for a boat ride on the Wheel!

SusieJ said...

Wow. That is soooo cool!! Thanks for the pcitures, as Scotland is far off for me right now.