I really enjoy making a collage for friends. They choose their own images and I connect those images creating something new.
One year ago, this pandemic started and I found myself with a lot of time in my hands. I have over 20 collages at home.
I’ve been able to collect so many images coming from magazines, paper wraps, postcards, old photos, which is a fun process for people to choose from.
This is how it started for my good friend B:
Those are 3 recycled boxes I have collected from old cigars, and now they are the keepers of some of the material. I have been carrying them since 2013 and I have used them for different things.
I get amazing material from thrift stores, for example, “Mercat dels Encants ” in Barcelona. Like this 2014 agenda with Dali work, one of my most precious findings. The postcards are from my travelling, back in the day when we could travel as we wish!
So after we go through all the material, she chooses the size and the type. She said she wanted a medium size with an asymmetric form.
Then, I start my part:
I usually I do it at night, or sometimes on weekends. First, I display all of the images and I read the notes I took from when she was choosing them.
After going through what I had, I wanted to create something earthy, like a mountain with water.
She chose many phrases, lots of images of glasses and drinks, and I wanted to be able to use them all.
I like to make it fun, I cut things smaller and smaller to be able to make it look like one.
I keep adding details and then I taped them so secure them
On the back, I make something so it can be hung on the wall as well.
So it was my roommate’s birthday, and I wanted to try this for a while. To give a collage as a present, where the person chooses the images, and I represent something afterward. This is how it started. I have images already cut, kept in different boxes, so it is very easy to choose. A … Continue reading Making a collage as a present for someone with images I recycle and they choose
During weekends in Barcelona only essential stores are open. The lockdown is getting more strict here. There´s not much to do socially speaking anymore. I´ve been very active lately with my collages. This one was done in 1 day. I started on Friday night and finished it today, Saturday afternoon. Continue reading What to do when you are in lockdown again
This month was full of ups and downs, emotionally speaking.We are very busy at work, but the moving of location is not fully confirmed yet, and we can all feel the stress in the air. We are still closed to the students and continue the online lessons until Feb 7th. However, it looks like a … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of January 2021