THE WEEKENDER 06 | 2023
Collage News & Inspiration
“Creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. I’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since I came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. Thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and I listened to who I was. I want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. When we create, we are creating the world. Remember this, and commit.”
― Nayyirah Waheed
The latest collage news and inspiration. Enjoy!
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ARTICLE: At age 72, Mary Delany (1700-1788) devoted herself to her art practice, taking up a form of decoupage to create an exquisite collection of botanical collages from dyed and cut paper - Explore Hundreds of Exquisite Botanical Collages Created by an 18th-Century Septuagenarian Artist - via Colossal
ARTICLE: The work of Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu features gorgeously grotesque creatures that range from amusingly freakish to macabre. Using ink and collage on Mylar or paper, she combines humans, animals and machines in seamless and commanding compositions full of small moments of discovery and random elements that may betray only an oblique relation to the overall image - From the Archives: Wangechi Mutu Dresses Cultural Critique in Freakishly Beautiful Disguises - via Art in America
ARTICLE: “Usually I do exhibitions based on a theme or a particular work of literature, but this show is sort of a collage,” says Elliott Hundley, standing in the vast studio of his biggest collage, the 18,000 square foot live/work space he carved out of a Chinatown import warehouse - Meet the L.A. Art World’s New Avant-Garde, Seven trailblazing artists and galleries that are taking the city by storm - via Los Angeles Magazine
ARTICLE: Now, Morgan is an abstract painter and fabric designer whose textile creations are often based in collage. Describing her process as intuitive, she explains, "The Paul Klee quote: 'One eye sees, the other feels,' has always resonated with me because it encapsulates my process and approach to making art." Though her work rarely begins with a solid plan, the artist does explore metaphysical or spiritual concepts, finding "...inspiration or correlations between the human experience and the natural world." - Meet Hunker House's 2 Featured Artists in Honor of Black History Month - via hunker
ARTICLE: As a creative part of his mother and designer Anamika Khanna’s fashion empire, Viraj’s dalliance with the world of art canvases began during the isolating period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collage work, he claims, is what first brought him into this field. Cutting up pieces from a plethora of fashion magazines at home, Khanna realized he could build a completely new visual world. Understandably then, he still uses collages as a crucial practice and a method to his madness - Viraj Khanna hopes to extend a personal connection with his new textile collection - via Architectural Digest
PCC: As always a little reminder: our weekly creative challenge prompts remain free to download and the challenges themselves open for everyone to join, but if you prefer to work with paper, our 2023 Workbook is out and available here
PCC: And last but not least, a selection of challenge submissions from last week is up on our website and can be seen here, the image prompt for next week is available to download here
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