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Collage

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Collage

Ellie Geary

Artist Statement

"I work from my studio in Leeds (UK). Using found and reclaimed materials I record various experiences, interests and observations in collage, embroidery, paint and other media.

My hand-cut collages use the images in publications bought from charity shops. Many of the non-fiction books are those becoming redundant due to instant access of information online (houseplant guides, cookery books from the 70’s, walks and tours or natural history publications), but it is the sociocultural status of such items which interests me. There is a nostalgia in found materials which brings a sentimentality to collage alongside its rudimental nature."