“Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational….” Max Ernst
It seems we are always trying to piece different parts of news and life together these days. Sometimes you just need a break. One of my enjoyments is collecting small artful items, old envelopes, scraps of paper, shipping labels, parts of photographs and art that has just the right image in it. When the world at large seems to overwhelm, I retreat to making what I call “Minute Collages.”
Collages by definition are simply a combination of different things brought together by how well they look together. Doing these little art works is almost like creating your own world. Some have meaning and others do not beyond their visual impact. The beauty is that you can move the pieces around until they fit. Some are driven by the image you want to create, others just speak their own image as you work with them.
All you need is a pair of scissors, a decent backdrop to start with, a little glue and your imagination. How I wish the world was so easy to make sense out of.
Other Quotes about Collages:
“I make collages, I join the shattered world creating a new harmony” - Louise Nevelson
“Collage is a hall of mirrors. Every direction you look, you see something different and visually stimulating” - Nita Leland