astrid jeanne berg magpieworkshop
artist bio: I am a native New Yorker but have lived in the United Kingdom since 1998 - first in London and now in Bath. For many years, I worked as an illustrator. It was then that I began looking for inspiration in the works of Renaissance artists. When I started making collages, I once again, returned to these paintings. Faces from my favorite Renaissance paintings are found in many of my collages. I love being able to re-imagine them - to create a new sense of beauty by combining elements from sometimes contradictory places.
Poet Charles Simic said that collage is the medium of mystics. I think collage, as an art form, is a window into the mind of the artist.
Bath, United Kingdom based artist Jeanne Berg's collages are gorgeous. That she uses Renaissance images imbue the collages with a luminous quality.