Warren Mintz



When I retired from full time teaching it became important to explore ways outside the classroom to do something meaningful.  One of the possible activities evolved from the poster collages.  I could approach the work more systematically and no longer depend on the luck of the draw.  I decided to collect cutouts which would feed the process.  Almost all of my collages are started by first choosing a background and then buiding upon it.  Photographs of Persian carpets, for example, make wonderful backgrounds.  Early in the exploration I found myself working in a surprising way.  I would lay out as many as ten background and work on ten collages simultaneously.  At first I doubted the authenticity of working this way.  Over the years I have come to accept it.

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