Collage #2: Dabbling in Minimalism

I got such a huge response from my first collage post (literally no one said a single word about it), that I decided to continue on with what I’m sure will be my legacy.

Collage 02 2002 Front (800x634)
Assembled by me, sometime in 2002.

My second foray into collages was barely collaging at all. My minimalism got the best of me. Continue reading “Collage #2: Dabbling in Minimalism”

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Collage #1: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

In 2002, I started making collages. Over the next three years I made 12 of them. Some were made by myself and some with the help of family or friends. So, join me as I relive some misguided creative expression that has been taped or glued to poster boards over the past 15 years.

Collage 01 0Front
Assembled by Justin (Sometime in 2002)

I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve found this to be true of most things in life. I started with a sheet of poster board, an X-Acto knife, a small white plastic cutting board, some stickers, and some old magazines from the hospital where I worked. I think I assembled this one in one sitting. I’m sure I was listening to some industrial or electronic music while meticulously cutting around heads, hands, and feet. One of my first lessons was the value of background images. I had a hard time cover all of the white space between some of the larger images. Alright, let’s take a look at some detail. Continue reading “Collage #1: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing”