‘Collage evokes embodied responses and uses juxtaposition of fragments and the presence of ambiguity to engage the viewer in multiple avenues of interpretation.’

Butler-Kisber, 2010

I have used collage extensively as part of my research, as a way of re-framing themes which seem to haunt me, specifically, identity and memory. In this context, the collage images are not intended to be viewed as artwork as such, but rather as visual articulations of how I experience and struggle to make sense of my ageing process. In the Writing section of this website is a journal article where I examine my approach to collage as a methodology for self-knowing.

Alison F Bell, Collage