Mixed media collage on panel
30” x 24”
The Collage Artist
I’m pulling it together.
Combining the pieces in an arranged
marriage of mammals and birds.
Acrylic and cut pieces scrapped
from outdated medical texts, stained
auto guides and books of jokes that
stopped being funny.
Scissor snipped and clipped
seals and snails and diving swallows —
lost in a jumble of Indian ink and Library Paste
— arrange themselves into a dance.
My hands are lost in the cut and stroke.
The lines blur as I birth
a new collage.
— © Robert P Langdon
inspired by Interior: Hedgehog Manager by Josh Dorman
Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, MD and lives and works in New York, NY and West Shokan, NY. He received his MFA from Queens College, Flushing, NY and his BA from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Josh has been the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships including Yaddo, Art Omi, and the Millay Colony. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous institutions including most recently Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and Mass Art Graduate MFA Program, Boston, MA. His work is held in numerous collections across the country and he has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, ArtForum, The New Yorker, Art News and The LA Times.