Postcard collage making with David Mach
I admit it. It was Elvis, and not Marilyn, that drew my attention to the fascinating art stylings of David Mach. That image isn’t shown here, because it’s on display at Art Chicago 2009. It was like a Photomosaic image, but more real. You can get up close and actually make out the contours of the individual postcards, and understand how they all fit together to form a recognizable image.
All of the images shown here were formed from this process. It’s not a smooth, continuous image like a photo would be, but the breaks in the images remind you of what’s going on. And the smallish sizes you see here doesn’t do these images justice.
The best way of describing this is that it’s like looking at the forest from a few feet back, and the trees from up close. Mach describes this unique process here. (click on the Postcard Pieces link in the right-hand column) It’s definitely worth a look.