A couple of months back, I embarked on a new project, which I called Experiments in Collage. It was a way to play with some ideas I had and stay creative in an easy way while I prepared for my imminent move to Cornwall, while connecting and sharing the experience on Instagram with anyone else who wanted to join in.

I was really pleased with what came of the project, although I want to add that I see it as ongoing, so the hashtag can be used on Instagram whenever I {we!} feel like making collage art. Although I had to stop while the flurry of finding a new home and organising a move has taken precedence, I fully intend to keep exploring this kind of art.

And people joined in with gusto, which was lovely. You can see their work here.

Here are some of the collages I made.

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Trying to see how minimalist I could get! Really love how this one turned out. I got quite addicted to the blue verticals.

 

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Based on Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre. The blue, weirdly birdlike shape at the bottom is dried acrylic paint peeled off the palette. Great for collage!

 

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Based on St Michael’s Mount and the causeway you can walk across to reach it at low tide. Added paint and charcoal to this one.

 

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Experiments in yellow!

 

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More minimalism explorations.

 

I shared a timelapse video on Instagram of a collage coming together; you can see that here.

Here are some artists whose collage work I’ve found inspiring:

 

If you decide to explore collage at any point and share it on Instagram, don’t forget to use the #experimentsincollage hashtag so we can all see!

 

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