If You Can Cut, You Can Collage: From Paper Scraps to Works of Art (Paperback)
About the Author
Hollie Chastain is an artist living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following studies in both fine art and business she spent several years in marketing and design before taking the leap in 2009 to launch a career as an artist and illustrator. Hollie works mainly with paper, mixing vintage and found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative. Her work can be seen in numerous galleries and art boutiques both in the US and abroad, and her work has been published by the following clients: The Baffler magazine, the Oxford American, Lilith magazine, NGHBRS, Rizzoli Publishing, Lightyear, The Figgs, Salt Hill Journal, Modernista Publishing, 6PAR4, Review Magazine, Gestalten, Chronicle Books, Hachette Books, Henhouse magazine, Slice magazine, Lethe Press, Soho Myriad for Omni Hotel Nashville,University of Akron Press, The Breakthrough Institute, Spirituality & Health magazine, and Algonquin Books.
Collage is much more than paper and glue, and artist Hollie Chastain is the perfect person to assist readers in their collage adventures. Peppered with her colorful art, this book offers plenty of guidance. Chastain encourages a practice of collecting interesting scraps everywhere you go, saying it may be the key to success on a day when inspiration eludes you. Stretch your creative muscles with 18 engaging exercises, and learn to mix elements and play with color, texture, repetition, style, and more.
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