I've been free-styling with collage. One device is to use traditional cut and past collage, with images from one source, this case a New Yorker magazine. I also require myself to paste the images as I find them, which lets the whole develop in a somewhat different way than I typically work.
It is interesting to me to have a 'forced' focus in which the overall concept of the piece emerges, if there is one. The New Yorker piece are pleasing images and shapes to me, a concept here is unformed.
|New Yorker Magazine collage|
Now I've tried a digital version. The device here was to use only images I had saved to my tablet or images in my 'To File' folder. I allowed freedom of placement in this one. I began with the Van Gogh boys, which was a clever Halloween costume for the two brothers. But once I found the Jackpot Motel image [which is a photo from the famous Las Vegas neon sign boneyard]. the 'retro' theme emerged more strongly. Obviously, I'm attracted to retro images, as all of these were on hand.
Jackpot Motel collage
This may not come to a theater near you, but I'm sure eventually it will stream somewhere. We are a wonderfully obsessive species. Check it out.