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  • Three friends sat together cutting and pasting in cafes when we were new in Berlin's city-collage and hadn't found our glue. When you transfer yourself you come unstuck in other ways.

    "Collage helps us feel a sense of order in the chaos. We like to arrange our own meaning. You can manipulate reality. Space and time no longer matter. Sprawling scenery scattered with symbolic language. Like dream logic narratives: ridiculous, disturbing, revealing. Collage gives new meaning and deeper insight into reality."

    I made this animal tarot card series called 'Arcanum' for our collective exhibition. I've been in love with tarot for many years - the magical language of symbols that help to interpret meaning. Each card is like a dear friend, or a distant relative that you admire for what they stand for.

    Animals have long been a source of symbolic meaning for humans. But sometimes we seek to take their power for ourselves, instead of letting their strength inspire our own inner strength. Like my yoga teacher says, "People eat meat because they want to be strong like the ox but they don't realise that the ox eats grass."

    The tarot teaches us that change is possible - in fact, inevitable. How are we as humans resisting the changes that are necessary now, in order to preserve life? What do we need to let go of to move into the next phase? How do we get beyond stagnation that drains us of hope?

    "We design our reality. Cut it up, reconstruct, shift, focus, stick together."
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