The art of Collage
Collage is an art form which is made up of overlapping pieces of material, such as photographs, fabric, colored and textured paper and other types of mixed media. The process focuses on the act of selecting materials and cutting them into the desired shape, before arranging them and pasting them onto the chosen surface. Unlike other art forms that may rely on proficient technical skills which may require more time to master, such as painting and sculpture, the artistic expertise of collage lies in the choosing, arranging and affixing. As such, the term ‘collage’ comes from the French term coller, meaning ‘to glue’.