No doubt you’ve seen and read this page from Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon.
And this one.
That one line – don’t plagiarize but do give attribution – seems to be written for our age of Pinterest.
See, Admire, Copy.
Search, Be inspired, Give it a try.
I used this premise as license to transform the old art below into something new.
The prints – meh – but the mats and frames were different (also expensive).
I copied the work of Denise Fiedler, a neat artist who sells her collages under the name paste. She uses aged printed type to render images of furniture, dogs, fashion, bikes, a lot of cool stuff.
At my dining room table with scissors, glue and paperback copy of Jungle Books, I found the process isn’t all that easy. Small snippets of book pages easily fly away. Glue must be spare and precise.
Here are the finished products in the octagon frames. You, too, can attempt such a collage with scissors, old print and pva glue. Denise sells her small chair collages for $55. My genuine copies are $20 each, now appearing in the shop.