Sometimes we are so confused and sad that all we can do is glue one thing to another. – Lynda Barry
Those words from Linda Barry struck a chord this week, so the other day I made some collages.
I seem to have a thing about using clothing catalogues. This catalogue I particularly liked because of the bright colours and the patterns used in the clothing.
I always aim to make more than one collage at a time. My inspiration started with a photo taken earlier in the day, but after the first collage the work started taking on a life of its own. That is one of the best things about making collages.
In the end I made 5 works. One of them in particular is already leading me into a new piece of work.
The other unexpected result of this work was, by including words in the collage I accidentally made a spam poem.
P.S. During my residency in Japan in 2016, I also made collages from beauty catalogues. If you want to have a look here is the link you will need to scroll to the bottom of the post.
PPS Lynda Barry can be followed on Twitter or Instagram @thenearsightedmonkey.