Don’t stop. I tell myself this all of the time. Self doubt can try to stop you. But don’t let it. I tell myself to not be that person that looks at an old photograph that I shot and say to myself “I sure miss taking pictures” “I sure miss the medium of film”. Just keep shooting! Basically, though, it’s just a bigger metaphor for the overall creative process. Don’t stop.
These are pieces I created last year that ultimately became other pieces. I was never satisfied with them in their early forms.
This is, for now, my biggest piece measuring 19 inches in width by 25 inches in height. It is comprised of 19 pieces.
I am not particularly fond of this piece, but I made it.
My last digital collage was made in February of 2016 and since then I have strictly cut and paste all created pieces.
Prior to going “analog” I did a little of both. When I decided to go full on with collaging back in 2015 I did start out digitally creating pieces. That reason was because I didn’t have the heart to cut and destroy books and magazines I had found. I had several rules when digitally creating: photograph what I find, don’t use well recognized pieces, and create in a 13×13 inch 300dpi Photoshop canvas.
I’m now approaching a full year of physical pieces and I do find it rewarding working this way. After I create something the piece exists and I can hold it. The limitations of creating analog have pushed my creatively as well.
My first “collage”.. from 1994 or 1995.. I was either 16 or 17 years old and at the time I was going through a “punk” phase and listening to a lot of Black Flag, flipper, Agent Orange and Social Distortion.
My instagram account did grow in 2016.