Work Steeze

I'm often asked about my collage process, so I will share a little synopsis of how I work. Scissors only folks. I use printed images from magazines, books, pamphlets, etc (the more obscure the better) and work in original scale on a camera mounted copy stand to create my compositions. I then photograph the work and the final arrangement is printed in an enlarged scale. The cutouts are not glued and remain in folders, containing hundreds of similar images, based on subject matter, size, and color temperature. These 'characters' have the ability to reoccur in series and make for a more complex story regarding their history. The images below are of various studios and working environments to give you a taste of the ordered chaos that feeds my work. xo MaryLaura