My latest experiment in collage art, “Off Channel.” Several images in this collage came from a 1945 issue of Life magazine (pasted on a 12×12″ paint swatch). The magazine, which I was so looking forward to receiving, came in a bundle of three vintage magazines I had ordered from a private seller in Vancouver, BC about four weeks ago. For two weeks, it appeared my package had been lost, having fallen into some postal service black hole upon leaving a sort facility in San Francisco. That is, until it arrived, without warning, on my doorstep on Monday afternoon. What an awesome surprise.
I look forward to using a lot more of these images. Although, I admit, I felt badly about cutting up such an old magazine at first. But I look at it as a means of repurposing the images, giving them new life, and even adding to their longevity.