Notes from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Focus on Rineke Dijkstra: A retrospective.

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Piece by piece

Here is the latest piece in my collage series. I decided that the body of work should follow a narrative to give direction to subsequent pieces. The latest landscape collages have been informed by the novels of H.G. Wells. War of the Worlds may be an obvious connection but I was most inspired by The Time Machine. It was chilling to follow the time traveler and find out that theĀ  faults of mankind could be seen hundreds of thousands of years into the future.

I often glue the pieces to the structures together before pasting them into the format. This makes it easier to compose the scene without fully committing to the placement of elements within the picture. I regret stating that these collages “simply grew” in an earlier post. It turns out there is nothing simple about it.