Photographic Collages

I have several photographic collages for sale. Please email me: wendy@wendysmith.com
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I spent 14 years in Paris, France where I lived and graduated from college. After graduation, I stayed on to make films. As a filmmaker, it was relaxing to create collage because you can complete one a lot faster than finishing a film! I loved the way the French play with words in their speech and liked the idea of juxtaposing words with text in another language. As a foreigner, I was not bound to the meaning of the words, as a native speaker would be.  I never went to art school and was self-taught as a filmmaker, winning awards at many international film festivals before returning to the USA. These collages, cut from newspapers and magazines, were done while living in Paris and consequently are all in French. Following each title and text below is the English translation.

Les Origines

L’Humanite c’est

Les singes

Les premiers pas vers

 

Origins

Humanity was

Our ape ancestry

Our first steps

La Mort

Des rires

De la Mort

Aurait ete a l’origine de la supercherie

 

Death

Making fun

of death

the source of this deception

Seul ce Soir

Ce soir

A deux vitesses

Aux cloches du silence

 

On my own

Tonight

Moving at two speeds

In the bells’ silence

 

Pour se faire pardonner

Pour se faire pardonner

Le depistage precoce

Les meilleurs chocolats

 

 

Chocolate

To be forgiven

Early detection

The best chocolates

 

Le Terrace

L’abandon

Terrasse

Le comportement rationnel

 

 

Terrasse

Abandonment

Tunnels deep inside

Rational behavior

 

Le Pied

 

The foot