Tim explained that he’d been making collage pieces since 2011, initially as presents for his sister. “I was addicted to the process from the get go” he says. Interested to find out more about the creation of his striking and original digital images, I asked him about his influences.
“These collages are very much a symptom and reaction to the endless stream images that is Tumblr, where all images can be stripped of authorship, context, or property, without origins or history. It is a disorienting, timeless, world (especially for someone slightly older than the average user) and the process of manually or physically constructing these collages from the content of this world is an attempt to navigate with it a renewed sense of wonder.
I’ve read about the image anarchism, of art (art without the status as property) in the digital landscape and I like to think these collages are a product of that. In the process of cutting and pasting, forcing connections and disconnections between anchor-less fragments I am creating a whole, a singular composition, out of this anarchy.”
Your pieces have no titles, how significant is this to your processes?