March 31st 2005, I created a 9 by 12 inch collage using
that day's local newspaper, and have continued that process
without interruption every day since.
The collages are solely created from the
images, colors and texts of that day’s newspaper. In
my various approaches, each day I extract, redefine
and compose the media’s elements in many ways. They are
paintings with paper, theatrical stages of abstracted
color and rhythms, layers that imbue surreal narratives,
symbolism hidden in humor, the irony of culture, and
pure visual perception.
The Collage Journal is integrated
in my daily life as a meditation, contemplation and daily
source of creative expression. Over 2,900 collages reside
in over 246 Strathmore books. I have thus-far used 138
self-healing cutting boards, 296 Exacto blades, and 245
I have shared each day’s collage on that
day, every day for the past three years on my blog (www.thecollagejournal.blogspot.com) and on my facebook page. It has become integrated into
the daily lives of many others through social media.
timelessness of art is when it transcends prior meanings
and perceptions and be fresh the next day"