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Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Artist Chad Person, creator of the post-apocalyptic shelter experiment the Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter that managed to ruffle the feathers of the ATF when he built an improvised shotgun sculpture, has shifted focus to ongoing series of collages made from United States currency. Some of the earliest pieces are part of his TaxCut series, a tongue-in-cheek title stemming from his ability to write off the destroyed currency as part of his taxes. His most recent piece, the kraken shown above, will be on display as part of a group exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery starting April 19.

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Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books Throne: The Book of Revelation; letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books Throne: The Book of Revelation (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books Throne: The Book of Revelation (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books Bliss; letters cut from the Koran, 9 x 7.75 in, 2011

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books Bliss (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 9 x 7.75 in, 2011

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books The Satanic Verses: “Repentance” from the Koran; letters cut from “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie, 21 x 19 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts typography paper collage books The Satanic Verses: “Repentance” from the Koran (detail); letters cut from “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie, 21 x 19 in, 2012

Artist Meg Hitchock (previously) has completed a number of new, elaborate collage works with letters cut from assorted books including the Koran and Salmon Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. The patience required to assemble these absolutely astounds me. If you’re unfamiliar with her work here’s a quote from her artist statement:

In my text drawings I deconstruct the word of God by cutting letters from sacred writings and rearranging them to form a passage from another holy book. I may cut letters from the Bible and reassemble them as a passage from the Koran, or use letters cut from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. The individual letters are glued to the paper in a continuous line of type, without spaces or punctuation, in order to discourage a literal reading of the text. By bringing together the sacred writings of diverse traditions, I create a visual tapestry of inspired writings, all pointing beyond specifics to the universal need for connection with something greater than oneself.

If you’d like to see some of these pieces up close, Hitchcock currently has work on view all over New York at ACA Galleries, BRIC Contemporary Art and Shick Art Gallery at Skidmore College.

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Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Clouds, Smoke and Portals Torn into Photographs paper collage

Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect Scott Hazard uses carefully layered photographs to create delicately torn concentric shapes symbolizing plumes of smoke, clouds, and mysterious portals in walls. Hazard has also used adaptations of the same technique to create a number of fantastic typographic works he calls Text Constructs.

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Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy
Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey skin paper collage anatomy

Using carefully cut fragments of printed skin from the photographs of celebrities in popular magazines, artist David Adey creates elaborate, pinned collages reminiscent of the most complex entomological displays. In some instances he reconstructs the original photos using component pieces cut into myriad geometric shapes and symbols, each placed perfectly on the canvas with a single pin. Other times he creates giant whirling textures as with his piece Swarm, a process that can take up to 200-300 hours. The patience required for all of this simply boggles the mind. Adley currently has a solo show at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (via lustik)

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Total Landscapes: Vertigo-Inducing Stereographic Projections

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

Total Landscapes: Vertigo Inducing Stereographic Projections stereographic outdoors landscapes collage

This blog is no stranger to stereographic projections, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this. These wonderful aerial collages using photographs shot from atop electric towers, cranes, high rise buildings and bridges are by Netherlands-based photographer Wouter van Buuren. Captured in locations across the Netherlands, China, and New York, the projections condense panoramic horizons into compact worlds that at times look like giant glass marbles. Click the images above to see the landscapes much larger, and see more work in his portfolio. Wouter just opened a solo show at Witzenhausen Gallery in Amsterdam through February 4.

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Skyflake

Skyflake snow manipulated collage airplanes

A fun aerodynamic snowflake from photographer Simon Gardiner (previously). Best viewed really big.

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First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

First Look: Lightning Drawings by Cassanda C. Jones weather outdoors multiple exposures lightning digital collage

Artist Cassanda C. Jones has just completed a new series where she meticulously arranges long-exposure photographs of stormy skies, using small fragments of lightning strikes to form line drawings of electrified rabbits and circles. The works are yet to be titled, but will be available as large format ink jet prints in editions of two. All images courtesy the artist and Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco.

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