The elusive art form known as collage

How on earth can collage continue to be so mysteriously magnetizing after over a decade? In collage I can bring everything together — typography, color, pattern, imagery, serendipity, words, found paper, texture... happy accidents abound, and maybe hidden inside — some stories too?

Collage week was fun.

ICADs № ⑻⑼⑽⑾ ⤵️ Collages with small narrow strips of paper, magazine clippings, found text, found papers, painted papers, japanese papers, and book paper.

Small format collage by Tammy Garcia

Small format collage by Tammy Garcia


Here’s a close-up of ICAD № 9!

Small format collage by Tammy Garcia

Small format collage by Tammy Garcia

ICAD № ⑫ ⑬ ⑭ ⤵️ Stitched collages with greeting cards, magazine clippings, painted papers, found text, ephemera, japanese papers, and book paper.

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia

3x5” index card, stitched collage by Tammy Garcia