Collage is based on breaks between pieces.
If you don't smooth them over, those breaks can be a powerful gift. They pose questions. They create situations where both the artist and the observer can explore how different takes on things - styles, qualities, media - can coexist.
There's a little bit of empty time between our successive engagements with pictures like this. Breaks within images remind me that breaks in consciousness happen all the time and can be collaborated with. Who knows who you'll be on the other side of a pause?
Looking at an image built like that takes time, just like making it does.
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