Even though this artwork's title is Untitled Collage II, it's actually the very first collage that I made when I started making them back in 2011.
As an artist it's very interesting looking back at your previous artworks because it allows you the opportunity to see how your artwork has changed and progressed over the years.
When I look at this piece now, what strikes me the most is its strong geometry. I find the speed of the lines to be very fast and uninterrupted, however, one thing that I have to remind myself of is that when I was making this I wasn't in the mind set that I have now when I approach my work and of course your way of creating is going to change over time.
Some of the very first collages that I made at the same time as this one don't exist anymore because I changed them soon after and most of them were later used in other artworks. I don't have this one anymore either as it was sold to a private collector in Taiwan but seeing it sure does bring back many memories and reinforces how much an artist is always growing and learning from one piece to the next.
UNTITLED COLLAGE II 16 x 25cm Stained newspaper, cardboard & book pages 2011