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Hope Kroll

Using antique books as my main source material, I have taken the images found in these books to produce my three-dimensional paper collages. Either the book covers, or the antique blank paper found in old books serve as the canvas upon which I construct these intricately cut-out assemblages. Culled from a wide range of sources, my visual lexicon is composed of diverse images gleaned from old encyclopedias, medical texts, childrens books, popular science, technical manuals, paper dolls and antique photographs to name a few. Because of the high quality of the color plates and lithography found in the actual printings I prefer to use only the original found materials. In many cases, I will make use of archival form core to lift elements of my work off the page. I find that the three-dimensional effect lends additional visual drama to these mis en scene pieces and additionally serves to showcase the highly meticulous nature of my cuttings.

Traditional Jigsaw Puzzles

Symbolic Posturings

Traditional Jigsaw Puzzles

Undersea World 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

Traditional Jigsaw Puzzles

Ulterior jigsaw puzzle