The retro collage summons a dialogue between the past and the present. When images that circulated five decades ago are resurrected, they inevitably show how they’ve held up through time. Values change – truths reveal lies – in some cases, the images almost come across as prophecies. Like the silent message in taro cards or a Voynich Manuscript of sorts, the past foretells the future.
“As an artist, I sometimes get the impression that an image is actually speaking to me. I can almost hear the voice of the woman in the cigarette ad telling me to unmask her client.” ~ Joan Seed