The Complete Madness of Armstrong: Collage
As an artist who strives for uniqueness, my motto has always been, “Be a master of your own movement,” because I believe individuality breeds creativity, and this has led me to the path of collaging. Being an artist has been a great experience for me, specifically, and being a collage artist has been breathtaking!
It all began with picking vouchers from the streets and knocking on doors requesting old calendars and magazines just to collage. I would say I wanted to master a new medium because oil colors were pretty expensive and putting a huge dent in my pocket, and I saw paper as an alternative. As I began to master this new medium, I asked myself one thing, which was, “Wouldn’t it be an amazing feat if I created one of the world’s most intricate portraits using paper?”
My works are influenced by my environment and have been able to address societal issues such as corruption and child abuse, amongst other subject matters. I would say what makes my works standout is the ability to trick the eye into believing they are observing an art piece done with the impasto technique because of it textural appearance.