It was 24 May 92 I took up photo-collage as an art form as an adult though had experimented with it in my teens. After my first art exhibit [Dec/92] I began excepting work creating posters beside personal projects and card-sized images for reproduction.
Though commonly used from everything from illustrated a classroom project to craftwork, montage and photo-collage became an excepted art form in the 1880’s though the method of cutting and juxtaposing photo-images had been around since the early days of photography. During the American Civil War, photographer Bradley and associates would alter photography by cut and pasting faces in group photos of commanders when an officer would be replaced by another in the 1860s. When photography became affordable in general print [1920s newspapers/magazines], montage and photo-collage became a tool in advertising. The Da-Da and cubist art movement used the medium as did propagandists and advertisers. Below are a few samples of cards and poster illustrations created whilst doing exhibitions with larger works [10×10 – 10×16″].
MoonDance was inspired by Van Morrison’s song and was used for cover of unpublished children stories