Australian born and bred, I am a self-taught collage artist who works under the name Lexicon Love.
I love collage art essentially because I enjoy the process. I am less preoccupied with the end result. Any other reasons seem unimportant.
I am drawn to the surreal and unsettling and try to inject that into my work where possible, always seeking out the unexpected connections between humour and tragedy.
Ultimately it’s the way in which collage art challenges traditional notions of aesthetics, which I find most appealing.
My process begins by finding the trigger for each piece. This is usually a single image that really catches my eye, grabs me by the throat, and triggers the all-important starting point.
Remixing the old with the new to create new truths, I organise and reorganise until it ‘feels right’.
I don’t use Photoshop or Illustrator. My tools of choice closely mimic analogue techniques. It’s like working with your hands in the traditional sense.
Each piece is commercially printed on museum grade papers. The result is an extremely high image quality, which is heavy weight and has the look and the feel of a traditional photograph.
"And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich W. Nietzsche.