Katie McCann

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Katie McCann
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My Little Bio

I am an English collage artist currently living in Berkeley.
I record all of my thoughts and stories in the form of intricately cut and pieced together collages. I am drawn to and collect books, prints and pages that are antique, forgotten and foxed with age. Using scissors, I cut up and transform these paper memories and records into other worldly creatures who are sometimes static like specimens and at other times are surviving in unique habitats.
I am rooted in the tradition of old fashioned childhood, where discovery was at the bottom of the garden in amongst the crushed leaves, the lilac, the beetles and the fungi. I hope that the strange faeries that I uncovered in that quiet, magical landscape are reflected in my collages.