I was totally a collager as a kid—cutting up magazines and glueing image over image, usually reconstructing new shapes in the process. There was always a method to my madness, I’d put together chunks of sentences to make new, nonsensical ones. I added someone’s legs to another person’s torso, creating an exquisite corpse in the process. They were weird, and I loved them.
Now that I’ve moved several times, I can’t keep my huge stacks of magazines around. It’s all digital now, made in Photoshop with folders on my desktop and a Pinterest. I still love digital collage, though—you can finesse the images in a way you couldn’t with craft scissors and stick glue. Here are some of my favorites: