Carleton Wing – Digital Collage

I believe we rarely learn anything new. Rather, we rearrange what is already familiar to us and come to a new understanding. This my approach to collage. I remove familiar images from their original context and arrange them to illustrate a new notion or idea. I have been telling stories with surreal collage for 34 years. In 2006 I began experimenting with digital collage and found it to be challenging and satisfying in a different way from found-image paper collage. Digital work allows me to be a lot more creative in my story telling as well as in the artistic presentation of composition, color and texture. I often use old photos in my work and hand-color them to give the overall work a style of vintage post cards.




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