Six Little Fishes

"Six Little Fishes", 6x4" collage on board, Charlie Kirkham 2014.
“Six Little Fishes”, 6×4″ collage on board, Charlie Kirkham 2014.

This was a fun image to work on. The orange paper instantly suggested fish. All the paper used in this small scale collage comes from junk mail. The inside pattern on the envelope made me think of bubbles, that, coupled with the orange, suggested the idea of having the goldfish riding the ocean waves. What appeals to me about collage is the freedom of composition it gives, it’s a very clean way of trying out new layouts.