Kjersten Anna Hayes

Kjersten Anna Hayes

About the Artwork

Alligator Brother, Photoshop, Collage

My favorite kinds of books as a kid were those that made me feel like I was stepping into another world or a new adventure. So one reason I love collage as a medium is that I find it offers vast possibilities for world building. I use a combination of textured papers—many I make, paint, or alter myself—to build my finished pieces so even the simplest of visual worlds can feel satisfying to enter. Recently I've been experimenting with collaging directly into Photoshop, which has allowed me to better incorporate the playfulness of my first sketches. I love how this has expanded what I can do with my medium.

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