These collages are all hand made — x-acto knife, glue and magazines.
Of course I can do them in Photoshop, but having control over the elements eliminates the crucial factor for me.
It’s a pleasure to witness two pieces cut from different sources mesh together in perfect union as if they were made precisely for one another.
This connection exists beyond the understanding of the photographer who shot the photo, the subjects in the photo, the art director who choose the photo and the graphic designer who cropped and scaled the photo.
I work the feeling that these pieces’ original contexts are mistakes and that the task is to figure out where they truly belong.
As each pieces finds its match, meaning emerges that originates from a mysterious source. It’s always worth the wait.