Share the Wealth with Linsey Stevens: Collage is a Simile for Life, And Other Reasons for My Medium of Choice

When I started collaging last year, I stumbled into an activity that is—by all definitions—my happy medium. While I also enjoy pen and ink sketching, I’ve found collaging to be endlessly entertaining, mentally stimulating, and spiritually curative. It’s an art form that invites the whole person to participate in their world as it is here and now, with all its disparities, relics, and technological innovations.

Collaging can be a retreat, a confession, and an odyssey. It also demands a balance between control and surrender that, for me, is an extension of the meditations that inspired me to start collaging in the first place.

I look forward to discussing how I’ve created some of my collages (from ideation to clipping, arranging, adhesing, and so on) as well as sharing works and words from people and collectives who inspire me to keep collaging. I also hope to share free resources and tips for sourcing materials with anyone who’d like to play in the realm of mixed media.

Linsey is a full-time editor who’s trained in teaching English as a second language and spent the beginning of her career working with refugees in public education and social service. In addition to her passions for yoga, chakras, and Nepali cuisine, she has interests in Jungian psychology, magical realism, and (of course) collaging. She doesn’t consider herself an artist, but rather a human being moved to explore her creativity and psyche through this unique and accessible medium.

Join us
Sunday 14 October
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Linsey begins sharing at 6:45
At the home of Andrew Wimmer
5712 Arendes Dr.
South City Saint Louis

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