In this art journal, I depict my life as a college student, living in Paris, France, in 1990. This was the first of a series of visual journals that I created during the same period of time. The idea was born from the desire to create in order to capture the essence of every day life through the medium of collage.
When I first discovered collage, I was an illustration major at Parsons School of Design. I was a pretty typical art student on a commercial design career path. I wanted to work as an illustrator, but up to this point, I hadn’t found my voice. I sketched, painted, but the fire wasn’t there. After discovering collage, I knew this was it. I wanted to tell my story through this medium. (more…)