Blog Hop Interview
Fellow collage artist Mirawek Wolff from France asked me to take part in a world wide blog hop by answering four questions about my work and inviting two other artists to do the same.They’ll answer the same questions on their respective blogs next Monday.
Here’s my selection of talented artists:
What am I working on?
I continue to work on my ongoing collage series, where I aim to create at least one new piece each day. The latest collage above is titled “Déjà Vu”.I also have a lot of mixed media collage pieces that I’ve been working on.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
With much of my work I really try to create the sense of a scene with a narrative or a surreal place that could exist. I invite the viewer to bring their own interpretation, but I hope that they can see the potential for a larger story in the little world that I have built.
Why do I create what I do?
I’ve always been interested in making art. Growing up there was a lot of painting, drawing, and photography. Collage has always been there too. I spent 4 years in high school covering every square inch of my bedroom walls with a never-ending giant collage mural.
Last year I started making all of the collage work that you see on my Tumblr page. I really love collage, it’s a great way for me to express my creative ideas. I find inspiration in movies, dreams, pop culture, animals, the ocean, landscapes, cosmos, and especially music. Music is so important to me - I usually link an accompanying youtube video/song to each piece of art that I post on Tumblr.
Here’s one for the above image:
How does my creating process work?
It all begins with the constant collecting of magazines & books. My process starts as I hunt through the source material searching for the best images that I think could be used in my work. I then try to have a system where I keep the various pieces organized and often times already cut. This way when it’s time to create I can focus all of my effort on testing out different combinations. I also have mixed media collage work, and those pieces usually start out as an abstract painting, which I then add collage elements onto.
All of my work is available for sale here: