One piece I was always drawn to was his "Nude 1984" (on the left). However when you're a young girl growing up - thats a pretty scary naked lady!
So it always fascinated me in one way or another. The photo-montage technique is very interesting to me. I like the way the main image is made up of so many smaller parts. By laying the small photos together, he has distorted some parts of her figure. The big image is so ambigious - I realised it may not even all be the same person. I realised what a fun technique this would be to experiment with.
David Hockney "Chair" & Hockney "Mother 1 Yorkshire Moors"
Some of my experiments: At the top of the post is a self-portrait. It is made up from lots of little squares and I've experimented with different media; coloured pencils, watercolour, sketching pencils and also with how I've laid them out. All the seperate parts of my face are there but I've just mixed them about.
I also decided to try some photo-collages of my own. I made them by cutting out little squares from magazines.
I have placed them to create landscapes. The first is sky, sea and sand.
I also did a cityscape of buildings and sky and a countryscape with flowers and sky.
So Mr Hockney all is forgiven.