Magazine Collage Art
The inspiration for my collages is derived from nature. Everything about the natural world - the sights, sounds, smells, and textures - stirs me to create. A favorite subject is Sanibel Island, Florida.
An 16 x 20 inch collage usually takes anywhere from 30-40+ hours to create, depending on the level of detail. First I determine the subject for a piece, often using my original photographs as inspiration. Next, I do a pencil sketch on canvas board. The next step is to decide on a color palette, and start going through stacks of magazines to find the colors, shades, and patterns I need. Then I start cutting and gluing, overlapping and layering. There is always a certain point in the process where the piece takes over and guides me where to go. It is at that point where I find it hard to stop and often continue working on it throughout the entire night.