I began using collage — scraps torn from magazines, calendars, auction catalogues — as part of a group exhibition featuring ‘Icons’ about 8 years ago, where I discovered my Polish-Ossetian roots came through in the rich colours and composition. Working so intuitively has made the process even quicker as I’ve learned to trust it more, I barely have to look at what I’m doing, I just watch my hands do the work. They are visual poems — informed by my Poet Self. I was so inspired by seeing the artwork in Empty Mirror, I set myself the task of making a set of collages immediately! This submission is the result of that inspired impulse.
Black and White
Go with the Flow
About Janina Aza Karpinska
Janina Aza Karpinska is an Artist-Poet who lives on the south coast of England. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing & Personal Development & Foundation in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her work has been published in several anthologies & magazines including The Third Way, Chichester Magazine, Psychopoetica,and Pandora’s Business Relationships amongst others; and exhibited in several locations around Britain.