During my childhood, when we grew tired of the trampoline or playing Lego, I would often invite the boy next door over and we would spend the afternoon making collages. Armed with scissors and glue sticks, we flipped through old magazines and cut out absolutely everything that peeked our interests, from cute dogs to plates of spaghetti. Working together, we would fill giant sheets of paper with our random cut outs, not satisfied until all of the white vanished.
One of the reasons that I am so drawn to collage now is how impressed I am that these artists know the perfect time to stop adding more. Like abstract painting, collage is one of those mediums that appears simple from an outsiders perspective, but takes an impressive amount of imagination, skill, and control to do it right. From Aimée's Escheresque buildings to Crissy's interwoven watercolours, here are pieces from four of Vancouver's talented collage artists that are currently giving me all the feels as we say goodbye to summer in Vancouver.