In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, director Steven Soderbergh talks about his collage habit.
Whenever he gets down time, he makes collages. “I’ve got one in my house in Los Angeles that’s 6 feet by 9 feet, crafted from tabloid images of movie people.”
He says the habit started in airports:
I bought a few magazines at the airport to kill time—Us Weekly, People, that sort of thing. I was sitting there thinking, “I spend a lot of time looking at stuff like this. I need to do something with it.” So I spent six months compiling and cutting out images from those kinds of magazines. Then I spent another six months building the collage. It cured me of ever picking up one of those magazines again.
He keeps a box of “bling images”: “watches and handbags and shoes, all ads I cut out from magazines.”
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