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By Aprile Elcich
We’ve entered a new art scene; one where everybody wants to collage. Cut and paste just feels so right. Maybe it’s because that’s one of the first things we learn to do creatively. It makes sense that art has gone in this direction—collage is usually easier, faster, more available, and more versatile. Masterpieces are less time-consuming. This “unconventional” technique can be just as expressive as any other, and it is quickly becoming more of a driving force than traditional art. I feel that, in some ways, collage represents our way of coping with the ever-changing modern world. The cities we live in have an impact on us, and we express them in the way we create.
Aprile Elcich is the author of the collage blog Notpaper, which features interviews with collage stars and up-and-comers internationally. She gets to meet many great people, as her blog has gained many followers and loyal readers—and she is excited to continue along this path. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, and spent 2010-2011 in Philadelphia where she worked as a graphic designer.