Monday, May 4, 2009

Collage Artist No. 3

Two posts back I stated that I have recently discovered three new collage artists. The third one is Karl Waldmann. Relegated to obscurity until the fall of the Berlin Wall, Waldmann has left behind an amazing body of 1,000 works which can be seen on one site: the Karl Waldmann Museum.

To be able to study and compare so many collages in one place is an incredible experience. The number itself is mind-boggling to me (someone who turns out a mere 15 or so pieces a year). I watched my daughter make 1,000 paper cranes once for a wedding gift. Make one, then do essentially the same thing 999 times more. . . a lot of work.

To make 1,000 uniquely different items is something else again!

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