Saturday, May 16, 2009

Original Source Material

In creating my found image collages I recycle books, turning their pages, endpapers, covers, and dust jackets into art. Some images seem to be attracted to others and hitherto unrelated topics suddenly connect into stories populated by dots and symbols of significance.

Lately, however, my librarian side has begun to reassert itself. Old discards arranged on shelves by topic become fond friends.

So one possible plan is to make more use of scanned and printed images. I'm conflicted over this, however, because the original papers and inks are so rich. The paper of the jacket above is rubbed and worn to perfection!

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