I've been invited to help lead a workshop on dream analysis, guiding the collage-making element of it. Consequently, I have been preoccupied with ripping up magazines and spreading glue.
Damn the masses!
When straddling either way,
to trust your intellect
or follow your passion,
that burning up forever
with visual harmony
is perfect for you.
You could live without it,
but would you call that living?
Collaging, using ready-made images from magazines, is a quick, intuitive process that does not necessarily produce Art. It is a Process. A Revelation. A Message From the Subconscious. I've added a new challenge to the process which involves taking the words that appear in the collage and arranging them in a sort of poem. It concentrates the "message" and adds another dimension to the process.
Try it! But I warn you, it can be addictive.
This is the original collage. In the version above, I added the red beret and the arty skirt, plus warmed up the overall tone using Photoshop.