I've always been fascinated by mixed media collage
where new and vintage collide
the art of putting puzzle pieces together
Not unlike being adopted
born with pieces
truths and lies
known and unknown
Adoptees are the ultimate collage artists
piecing fragmented stories together
trying to make sense of it all
The above and below pieces are by one of my favorite collage artists, Mary Emma Hawthorne.
I'm completely smitten and inspired by her work, especially her bird series.
I'm off to cut, paste, glue, paint
rinse and repeat