“Both worlds” involves a bit of artistic license since they are actually four worlds in this piece, but hey who’s counting?
This is definitely one of my best paper pieces, from the mid 1990s I think. I’ve tidied it up quite a bit with Photoshop, the original is bit rougher – particularly the orange slave girl. She comes from the cover of a horror comic that was 30 years old when I made this collages and comics are typically made of crappy newsprint.
The few times I’ve made collages entirely out of newsprint comics I’ve started with a brand-new scalpel blade, and even then a few tears are inevitable. I sorta enjoy the challenge though, it encourages me to choose pieces carefully and sparingly.