Collage is part of a perpetual voyage of self-discovery and refinement – an intellectual grand tour through philosophies and civilizations… distilled in the “tearingness” of original edges.
My collage voyage continues with a fresh start this year, and lots of inspiration to explore new possibilities. It’s a few months after my big project of making 365 collages last year, and I am finally finding my way back to collage. I have started digging through boxes of pretty papers, thinking about collages and gluing things down on my usual square substrate.
Here are the first four collages that I have made this year.
Lots of yellow, and hand painted papers. Yum! Let me know what you think.
As I have written about before, a year long challenge is one of the best ways to grow as an artist, and as a human being. I love the push, the energy and the momentum that it builds. But I also believe in taking a break after a big challenge like that, to create work in other areas, reading more books or planning for future ideas. But man, right now it also feels great to say Hello to my old love, collage.
Hello collage, I love you!