Urban Planning, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas
48" x 48"
Décollage is the opposite of collage - from the French word décoller meaning to take off or to unstick. This technique is based upon the appearance of advertisements ripped from billboards, leaving fragments of papers and the layering of previous posters. I see it as a metaphor for time.
"This piece reminded me of the grid pattern and congestion of a city. I had just spent a day in Vancouver, with it’s crazy traffic, high rise condos and narrow one-way streets. The see the title as an oxymoron."