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I love the process of collage, it is peaceful, relaxing and rather hypnotic. Sometimes elements obviously belong together, while others demand something more, and that can take hours, or days of trawling through old books and magazines. I understand why the surrealists liked collage, it is mostly automatic and seems to evoke a mysterious, lost narrative, or a dialogue from the subconscious, or a half- remembered dream. Like me, they liked to play with juxtapositions of scale and subject, to surprise the mind and prompt another way of seeing. My favourites are those that I don’t have much say in making, it feels like they are making themselves using my hands and eyes. I like it when elements don’t belong together, but look like they should.