A collage is the art of assembling many different forms together to create a whole new one. Artists have been working with collage for centuries, and it is specifically appealing because it goes outside "the norm." Eye catching & beautiful, when put together well, they are very different from the plain confines of your typical surroundings.
In my latest assignment I was to select a classic film. Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 Romantic Comedy "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is everything that a classic movie should entail. Stemming from the great Truman Capote novel, the imagery that came to mind is powerful as well as intriguing.
I felt a collage was a great place where I could show a modern take on the personality of the main character Holly Golightly. Her lifestyle is somewhat confusing, as she flits through parties with a sexy sophisticated air, but when alone is a vulnerable bundle of neuroses.
Here I pair related imagery using the creative tool of synthesis, merging, and juxtaposing the visuals together to form a new combination.
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