Written By – Joseph Scaglione
I remember way back in grade school, my first art assignment involved gathering clippings from newspapers and magazines, then gluing them on Bristol board to build a collage. I went home and stole my mom’s People Magazine’s and every edition from my dad’s Men’s Health collection. Each collage had a theme; from cars, to tech, to sports. Although I liked the process, I didn’t love it enough to pursue collage crafting as a career, however, Selina Yung from Clever Clippings did.
Selina Yung is a Toronto-based artist with a passion for art and a habit of upcycling, making collage crafting the perfect hobby. Selina uses vintage collections and aged materials from newsprint and magazines to flyers and photographs. Her goal is to make old new again.
Her work is influenced and built from everyday experience. Selina also draws inspiration from fantasy, movies, and comics, making her real world visceral.
It’s refreshing to see someone focused on creating real collage pieces. With the dawn of Photoshop, many collages are completed digitally through image searches, and although they look spectacular, they miss the hand-made feel of what makes a collage, a collage. Although digitally cutting and pasting items can achieve the same goal, a piece that is hand cut, with images sourced from magazines with a finite amount of content, feel unique.
So if you’re looking for an art piece to bring a room in your house together; a piece that will certainly be a topic of conversation at your next friendly dinner, order an upcycled collage from Clever Clippings here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/cleverclippingsart