Stunning collages prove originality is overrated


This is how French artist Caro Ma describes her work: “It’s the nostalgia of childhood, a questioning of the present and the uncertain future.” Her collages capture the wit in anachronism and the vivid surrealism of history. Her Tumblr offers a fearless mission statement for aspiring artists: 

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.'”

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