Expressing Your Personality, Hobbies & Passions with Collage.
“Mixed Media Personality Portrait” by Emma Mullender
Steph’s Loves (2020) by Emma Mullender
I was asked by my friend, Ed, if I could make a ‘Personality Portrait’ for his girlfriend, Steph. Because of lockdown, and unable to travel, Steph was desperately missing Wolverhampton/Birmingham, where she grew up. Ed asked if I could make a collage that would remind Steph of home, and add few other favourite things.
Man on the Horse Statue. Wolverhampton FC Stadium. Digbeth Street Art. St Peters Church. Love Lock Bridge – Broad Street. Walsall Art Gallery. The Rotunda Building. Bullring Library. Britannia Hotel on New Street. Steve Bull – Wolverhampton player. Talking Heads – This must be the Place. Brighton. Vietnamese Food. Festivals Tulips. Tate Modern and V & A Museum. The colour Blue
Once I knew the required size, I went to a charity shop to find the perfect size frame. The blue picture mount was bought new as the original one wasn’t quite the right colour. This mixed-media collage was made from the use of photos (from my client or Un-splash), graphics, canvas paper, pens and acrylic paint. I managed to feature all of ‘Steph’s loves’ on there, even if they were incredibly small!