It will all end in tears

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I just love tearing up paper.  Cutting paper for artwork feels tedious and in my eyes doesn’t look nearly as interesting so I often end up tearing paper apart. I enjoy finding a way to interpret the random shapes and lines it produces into my art.  This grouping of paper collages uses torn paper strips as the foundation to build on.

“Airborne” is a mail art envelope showing a motocross competitor.  “Monastral” is a page created in my mini moleskine using my travel art kit, which I talk about in detail in a previous post. The rest of the pieces were sent as postcards.  The name of the “strappato” card literally means ‘torn’ in Italian.

See more of my collage work .