With just a pair of scissors, I create intricate, hand cut collages which reflect my Victorian obsession with faeries, flora and fauna. From my large collection of books, prints and pages that are antique, forgotten and foxed with age, I cut out images, categorize them and then eventually piece them together as a part of the jigsaw that my collages start out as. The many layers in my collages convey a sense of complexity and depth. The female face is central to much of my artwork and often acts as a reflection of the natural and sometimes magical world. In my paper parlour, the wallpaper is a living forest, the china cabinet is full of starfish and butterflies live in the teapot. My collages are places where beauty is strange, creatures are curious and a sense of wonder prevails.
Katie McCann is an English collage artist currently living and working in Berkeley, California.
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