Art and Literature: Nicola Starr10:00 AM
Lately I've been so in love with collages. I didn't use to like this medium before, probably because I was so suspicious of modern art in general, which led me to be suspicious of contemporary art too. But the more I see collages the more I feel inspired to try making my own!
I've recently discovered the work of Nicola Starr, a Canada based artist who has a series of collages inspired by the book The Catcher in the Rye. I love this book and the collages are amazing. Although their starting point is the book, they can also be appreciated without having read it.
Despite mentioning Catcher a lot, I'm not that big of a Salinger fan. I've only read this and Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction. But Catcher is a great choice for collages because of its many beautiful poignant images, like the hunting hat, the Central Park ducks, Phoebe's record and - probably my favorite - the children running through a rye field.
If you want to see more collages, you can check out Nicola Starr's website.
How do you feel about art inspired by books?Have you read Catcher in the Rye or other books by J. D. Salinger?