I’ve started a new book of collages. Making collages in old books is something both Sheila and I have been doing during the pandemic. I enjoy the add-and-subtract approach with materials at hand. I can let almost anything happen in these things and there are no rules. As well, the results are portable, which is good, since I’m not planning any exhibitions at this time.
I dig into my box of scraps, magazines, bits of old drawings, brown paper bags and photos and imagine up new worlds any way I like. There is little planning involved with these. I make them up as I go along. Along the way I discovered that subtraction can be really interesting too. I can build up an image, then tear back layers of it and reconstruct parts of it in different ways.