Annegret Soltau: Self Portrait Coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the term ‘collage’ points towards a medium simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek; a technique that is deeply referential of the political world in which the works were produced. Via the assemblage of different objects and images, collage interrogates the fundamental concept of what it is to create art, whilst offering a prismatic reflection of the social change and upheaval of the twentieth century.
This image goes really well with our current self portrait project. It easily incorporates many different aspects of a person in what appear to be newspaper clippings. I appreciate the vintage style of the piece. I also like the fact that it was able to combine so many different fragments in a way that makes them seem related. -Chy .Collage art. Paper art.
Image from Dada. In the same way that these hybrid creatures represent people being brainwashed through what they see on television, I want my hybrid creatures to represent people suffering from mental health issues which affect their self esteem (i.e eating disorders) being brainwashed by what they see as beautiful.
Rachel Harmeyer - Hysteria I - hand embroidered collage | For those who don't know what they're looking at, this is a cross-section of female pelvic anatomy. The upside down "U" shape is the uterus. To its left is the bladder (round shape) and to its right is the colon.