Patching Things Up
Collage consists of pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, e.g. newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theatre tickets or fragments of an envelope. Therefore, words such as montage and mixed-media are constantly used in tandem with collage.
But be careful — behind all these positive vibes may lurk some hidden traps. As one of our contributors, David Sauder, put it “the most difficult thing is that the creative process can easily become chaotic, since it is difficult to formulate the point when additional layers and elements are no longer allowed to be add to the composition.”
However, most of our contributors still find collage an exercise in improvisation, experimentation and a wide range of visual solutions. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to work as an illustrator or an artist without necessarily having the requisite drawing skills.