Recycled Trophies


Recycled Trophies

by Zach Collins & Aaron Beebe

Recycled Trophies is a collection of twenty collages in two states of being: starters and finishes. The two artists, who have never met in person, collaborated over email in a visual conversation where one would start a collage and the other would finish it. The starter collage is presented next to the finished collage. The reader sees how one artist takes the original thought of the other and finishes it by changing its reality completely. In a world where things are not always what they appear to be, where truth lies somewhere in the middle of a dialogue, Recycled Trophies is the perfect comment on contemporary life.

Recycled Trophies is published by Maison Kasini, the publishers of Kolaj. Ric Kasini Kadour wrote an online article about the book on Kolaj’s website in 2013.

Kadour wrote:

“The result is a visual conversation between two artists. If one started with a black and white photograph of a hand and the letter A, the other would finish it with the schematics of an airplane, a field of red dots and a thick red circle around the A. Abstract landscapes became figurative works. A simple chair and some ledger paper became a boy trying to avoid being swallowed by a rattlesnake. A man holding a cigar became a bear holding the number 7. And so it went.”

Read the entire article.

Recycled Trophies
by Zach Collins & Aaron Beebe
11.5”x8”, 44 pages
full colour, soft cover, saddle stitched
ISBN: 978-1-927587-13-3
$20 US
Maison Kasini, Montreal, 2013

Purchase the book through the Kasini House Art Shop HERE.