13 August, 2012

My Back Pages

I've never been able to draw particularly well, or paint a picture, but I've been known to piece together a pretty mean collage.
But that big boot I made in high school, the boot shaped from dozens of pictures of shoes, it doesn't even begin to hold a candle to the collages of Nathalie Boutté.
Hell, the boot couldn't even light the match for the proverbial candle's flame.

The self-taught French artist uses recycled maps, old encyclopedias, tissue and colored papers to create beautiful, ethereal paper images.
The papers are cut into long strips before being layered into a collage, giving the works an added element of texture and movement.


Hope your week is a cut above.

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