My work is an experiment. It starts with a hypothesis, or an idea, that I test and modify as I cut and arrange the pieces, changing course midway if needed, and ultimately settling on a unique, and often unexpected, composition. My materials of choice are images resurrected from old magazines, paper from old comic books, forgotten family photos, and vintage postcards. My methods are old-fashioned: cut and paste, paint, and draw. The most important part of my work is the experiment, not necessarily the results.
Felicia Dadak began making collages in 2007 on the backs of playing cards using bits of old paper and glue. A self-taught artist, her work has grown over the years both in size and in style. With images rescued from vintage books and magazines, each collage tells a unique and carefully constructed story. In her work, Felicia explores themes of love, loss, and memory, all with a deep appreciation for the past. Felicia grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives with her husband and two dogs in Truckee, California.