So, it ain’t just me: several writers have turned to making collages during the quarantine.
Here’s Luc Sante:
I enjoy the challenge of making something that can be consumed by the eyes with no thought involved, and at the same time introduce a thought that lies just on the edge of meaning, preserving maximum ambiguity. Collage-making suits the moment; it is a meditative practice that requires the regular exercise of fine motor skills. It imposes calm.
Here’s a great video of Donald Margulies in his basement studio:
I find that during this bizarre time that we’re living in globally, I’m not able to write. I’m just not able to focus and put words together in any satisfying way. I’ve found tremendous solace and release in collage.
Here’s a collage from Sam Anderson, who says he’s been making collages for a long time, a form of “art therapy.”
One thing all three of these writers have in common is Instagram! They all post regularly there: @luxante @tsimmes & @shamblanderson.
Nobody says it better than Lynda: “Sometimes we are so confused and sad that all we can do is glue one thing to another.”
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