Collage as an art form offers so many symbolic readings. The construction of new forms out of collected bits and pieces echoes the courageous efforts of all refugees fleeing fractured lives to create newly formed lives in new places. This piecing together of paper fragments is also a fitting act that speaks to the intensifying crisis of our environment by breathing life into discarded materials. It can represent our attempts to, out of collected shards, construct identities both personal and communal, to heal by additive process. In the largest sense, collage serves as allegory of our attempts to make whole our world.
This WORLD AS COLLAGE PROJECT was conceived in response to CVRAN’s
2022 March Arts Marathon, a fundraiser aiming to give succor to current and future asylum seekers in Central Vermont. Visit my CVRAN site HERE if you haven’t already done so and learn more.
Selections of newly created works and writings will be regularly posted on this page throughout the month of March. Each image links to the post of the day!
I also invite you to take a selected tour of my collage work over the decades: