PIECING IT ALL TOGETHER
Updated: Oct 10, 2019
I found my appreciation for collage out of frustration; my hands weren't seeming to create anything that my mind was satisfied with- there was some kind of disconnect that I couldn't seem to put together. Necessity is the mother of invention, and what I needed to was to create. With that, I decided I would tell stories and project ideas using the things around me, things that existed, and had a life before I cut them out and gave them a new one. From the New York Times, random ads, Sunday Review, and countless other sources I was finding images everywhere... and that's when things got a little crazy; magazines, newspapers, prints and x-acto knives all across the room it was a mess, chaos even, but it ended beautifully.
To me, the pieces are reflective of feeling in my life and the world around me. I didn't notice until they were all done, and I put them next to each other when I saw a few themes. What
stands out to me is change, knowing yourself/getting to know yourself, struggle, growth, and coping with the things that come along with all of the aforementioned. Feel free to comment below and share what you got from the pieces. What do you see? What stories did you get?
In order: The 'S' on My Pill Box is for Seeking Salvation; Growing Pains; A Guide to Running Away and Looking In. Jade Foreman 2019