“Energy isn’t created nor destroyed, only is transformed”
The first law of thermodynamics states that the total amount of energy in a closed system (for example in matter) cannot be created nor destroyed, though it can change from one form to another.
As humans we are constantly capturing the images that we see. Is the purpose of an image to be looked at only once? Or is it to be looked at many times, and maybe shared with someone else who will then repeat the process… Some of these images are printed into books made for image consumers, but as we know, people throw away old books all of the time; and plenty of books remain unopened for years.
What happens with the paper on which these ideas, pictures, and memories are printed?
We live in a world where sustainability could become our next life motto. My collages make use of images in books, and also images in digital form, that people have consumed and then decided to store or even forget. Indeed ‘newness’ is ephemeral.
The books I’ve used for my collages have all been acquired for free. Their previous owners decided to get rid of them and give them away. Hence I create new images from these discarded objects, new ideas, new compositions, and in doing so, I align my work with one of nature’s fundamental laws.