Daily Archives: 02/11/2010

Pieces of reality

Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the possibility of creating new realities from combining different existing elements into a new whole. Could one call that practical inspiration?

Although many may look down on it, collage has always had its place in my art-loving heart. Be it mixing pictures, words or sculptures, the act of turning smaller pieces into new layers of meaning is a very intriguing way of doing art.

Photographer Sara VanDerBeek does such wonderful combinations.

Her pictures often depict the creation of a new idea through the superimposing of smaller elements in a sculpure-like fashion.

The main idea behind collage is that there is no unique perspective to the world. Reality is multifaceted and so should be our perception of it.