I love how this one came out. This assignment was to do a black and white collage. I thought about this, ruffled through my collage piles, thought some more ... pulled out pieces of black and white paper and started the process over. I had large black and white photos of people, but nothing I wanted to cut out by itself. I was playing with pieces of book text I'd had - most of them leftover strips from other collages. I wanted to do more of a light background with a large black image or images as a focal point. However, I wasn't really happy with what I'd found.
So, in a state of disgust I walked away from my desk and started looking through Pinterest, where I found Lisa Hochstein. Her work is gorgeous and very inspirational. And back I went to my desk.
This is directly inspired by Lisa Hochstein's work. Taking the odd and end pieces of paper and cutting them down to similar sizes helped me make a cohesive collage. I never did find that one large black focal point image. Instead, I had saved some large black letters - they were originally one design with the "x" extending beyond the word. After playing around with placement I decided they'd look better cut up and separated. And there you have it --