Posted January 30th, 2014 in Collage by Michael


Shape of the Universe (detail)

The Shape of the Universe

Collage by Michael Poulton. I’ve always loved working with antiquarian material, some of it quite rare and valuable in its own right. I am fundamentally a conserver by nature and nobody loves a beautiful old map or hand written manuscript more than me. In my collage and mixed media work I destroy these things I love and reconfigure them. Someone once asked why I didn’t just make a copy and use that, but that would be cheating to me. Creation, destruction, creation, Its like a wheel isn’t it? And wheels can take you somewhere.




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