ARTIST OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
How did you discover collage?
What did you like about the collage medium?
What I like about collage is that there are no limits, no “rules of art”. The possibilities are endless and allow you to play with materials and combine techniques. I can glue whatever I want : objects, fabrics, embroidery, paper and cardboard, images, photos, etc.
How do you describe your style?
I’m not sure I have a particular style. I would say my style changes depending on the series I’m working on. Lately, I mostly worked with images or colors that are of «vintage» inspiration. I let myself be inspired by color palettes, shapes, textures. By associating them, I try to create a new meaning.
In one word, what makes you unique?
I would say that it’s the importance that I often give to negative space and off-screen.
Where do you find your collage material? What are your favorite magazines?
I’ve been accumulating all kinds of material for a long time. I draw my images from magazines that I glean, but also from books that I collect in book boxes in my neighborhood. I also replenished from the pruned books in the high school library where I teach.
Any advice for a newcomer collagist?
I would advise not to hesitate to be inspired by the images, colors and textures that he/she likes and that as long as there is pleasure, that’s all that matters.