We finally have a winner! After much deliberation, Emily Haasch’s collage was selected by Papirmass for inclusion in an upcoming issue (plus a cash prize and free subscription.) “It’s a very innovative use of collage and am impressed with the effect she has achieved with such a limited color scheme,” Kirsten (of Papirmass) told me. (Read more about how they made their decision.) Emily’s swap partner, Ian Caulkett wins a free subscription, too.
Congratulations, Emily! Great work. And remember, all Collage Scrap Exchange participants – you can view all submissions here. (While you’re there, click on thumbnail of a collage to see it enlarged.)
Each day, I receive more and more submissions from those who participated in the Collage Scrap Exchange. It’s great! I am always so excited to see the creative things that ya’ll came up with (and sent each other!). Here are a selection of 13 I’ve received so far. Check out my other earlier post that features 6 submissions.
A reminder to those who are participating: the deadline is February 15. That’s less than a month! You can email me your submissions once you’re done. I can’t wait to see them!
I’ll leave you with one very awesome email I received from participant Beth Maiden about her experience.
My friend Polly and I booked a teeny-tiny cabin in the hills of mid-Wales for the weekend – I thought this would be the perfect time to do my collage. It snowed and we woke up to a total wintery wonderland. We went out in the snow for long walk, then came home, stoked up the fire, put on the radio and got busy with scissors and glue. It was so blissful.
That sounds amazing!
Collages by Polly
Polly working on her collages!
Emily Haasch is a collage artist and designer living in Chicago. Her general collage aesthetic is minimal and controlled, with bursts of gesture and sometimes mayhem. A photograph or carefully cut paper is often joined with paper that’s been torn or crumpled, sometimes using ink. Emily writes about her process, saying, “In my practice, I like to work with the lushness of physical material, space, and color in order to illustrate particular moments of emotion. In many pieces, the variations of proximity, exclusivity, and escapism are the major focus.”
I introduced Emily as a collage artist and designer. In addition to her artwork, she is completing a degree in visual communications at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This has helped yield the publication Offline, which focuses on self-initiated projects by designers, artists, and makers within Chicago.
All images via Flickr. Check out her website, too!