Here are the two pieces that I feel best represent this series and my creative habit as a whole.
This project was wonderful and came at the perfect time for me. I had been wanted to collage for awhile, but lacked both the time and motivation throughout my day-to-day routine. I was so happy that this was a final for a class. It opened up a huge chunk of time for me and allowed me to begin experimenting with what has now become one of my favorite mediums to work in. I learnt everything I know about collaging through this project (which I’ll admit isn’t a whole lot). I feel much more qualified to do this kind of work and I think it lends itself really well to my interests as an artist. I have always been critical of the mass media and collage has given me a way to poke fun at it in a sarcastic yet brutally honest way. I love that. I also love the meditative qualities I’ve found in cutting and pasting. I lose track of time when I sit down to make a piece and often end up making four instead of just one. It is a wonderful, healthy form of stress relief and one that I’ll keep doing probably forever. I am so glad that I was given this chance to discover a new (now crucial) component to my artistic practice. Thank you Design4Media, it’s been swell (but seriously, I am really going to miss this class)!