|I did design work for a printing company for twenty years. At first I was a paste up artist and used a darkroom with a process camera. I got real interested in the process. Like how you can manipulate a piece of artwork to make it print. A lot of what I did was preparing really bad artwork for production. Anyway, I am interested in processes. The last eight years I worked on a computer, and was still interested in the processes. How you can manipulate and change things, with scanning or photoshop or whatever. So, this years collages started as a 10 x 12 tempera painting. I scanned the painting and removed the color and left the black and white image. I reduced it and printed it on different papers, and used that image as a starting point for the collages. I have done this with a couple of other images, and I enjoy making the collages so much. It eases my mind, if that makes sense. Also, it is very much like being a paste up artist. I can move things around until the design works. Really I think I just make designs.|
from Champaign, IL, USA.
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