This week I made a grand total of twelve collages. Here are my favorites.
I’m finding I like words. I like connecting words with unrelated imagery and forcing them to have a new meaning. Most of the time I make the collages first and then go through my pile of collected words and find the text I want to accompany the piece. Sometimes I pick based on content, other times by form. Occasionally I’ll pick the words first, but I find those pieces to be the weakest. Choosing the words first narrows my mind and limits what I can make. When I work this way I can’t focus on the way the pieces look ascetically together because I am working too hard to make a statement. By choosing the words last I find themes I would have never even thought of emerge, yet somehow they fit seamlessly into my existing body of work.