Collaged Book of Curiosities

Collaged Book of Curiosities made for my nephew for his 6th birthday. This was a blank journal filled with found images surrounded by black painters tape with fun words, sayings, wisdoms, jokes and experiences hand-written on top. Images for this collaged book came from all over the web including sites like the now, unfortunately defunct, ffffound.com. Sayings came from TED talks, sacred text, conversations, words of wisdom and other random dark corners of the human psyche. I began the project by collecting and pasting all the images into the book, adding the black tape to each page, and then filling the black space on each page with text. Inspired by David Bryne’s book, “The New Sins”, the text and imagery are not consciously connected. Any connection that the viewer sees between then is simply by chance and non-intentional. The result is a wonderfully non-linear visual playground of imagery and text.