Collage artist Edoardo de Falchi invited me to participate in a Blog Hop interview series for collage artists. I am supposed to answer 4 questions about my work and invite 3 other artists to participate. So far I have invited Nathaniel Whitcomb.
What am I Working On?
I tend to work on multiple projects at once. I just finished some collage work for Baron Magazine Issue #3. Currently I am trying to wrap up work for an exhibit and an online publication Soapopera, coming in September. One project titled “Drawn Shades” is a series using mini-blind samples and found images to create assemblages that focus on the hidden view.
How Does My Work Differ From Others of its Genre?
That is a difficult question, but I suppose my work differs from others because it offers my point of view. The images and materials I use are unique to my personal tastes and what I feel is needed to convey an idea or concept.
Why Do I Create What I Do?
My work combines my interests and concerns and I enjoy creating it. I am interested in how we see and comprehend images and I am concerned with what we refuse to see. I love to collect and look through books, magazines, and photographs and my work allows me to do that while opening up a bigger conversation.
How Does My Creative Process Work?
It is different for each project or concept. It always revolves around looking at and collecting images though. Sometimes I find a photograph that I really want to use, I pin it up in my studio, and I spend some time looking at it until I figure it out. Sometimes I have an idea and I know what the work should look like, but I need to either find the right image or make the photographs myself.