“I consider my work to be ‘Cut and Paste.’ The letters (fonts) for the initial cards are cut out by hand using an artist blade. Many are enhanced by cutting out images that then become raised, giving the cards dimension and shadowing. For the collage cards, I find a variety of sources for paper and images. Anything from newspapers and magazines to Italian or Japanese decorative and origami papers, including repurposed wrapping papers, the inside of envelopes, and decorative shopping bags.”
Left: Michael Farris. In my head #2, 2011. Newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, photo copies of images enhanced with colored pencils. Photo courtesy the artist.