Collages 2009


A Good Hostess, 2009
Photocollage, graphite and ink on paper
30.25 x 22.25 in | 77 x 57 cm



A Good Hostess (detail), 2009
Photocollage, graphite and ink on paper
30.25 x 22.25 in | 77 x 57 cm



Stay Calm!, 2009
Photocollage, graphite, ink on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



Stay Calm! (detail), 2009
Photocollage, graphite, ink on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



True Freedom II, 2009
Photocollage, graphite, colored pencil on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm



True Freedom II (detail), 2009
Photocollage, graphite, colored pencil on paper
11 x 15 in | 28 x 38 cm


In these collages, I explore ideas of accumulation and disorder and how the threat of a total chaos could eventually be contained by words or ideas. The images are cut outs from magazines and catalogues and the texts come from a variety of sources: quotes from the books I read, things people say (popular wisdom) or reminders I give myself in the process of living and working.
The text in Experience (quote by the writer David Foster Wallace) is a meditation on the difficulties of the creative process. They draw influence from the world of advertising and are a part of my exploration in combining text and image, initiated in 2008.