• Creativity

    When creativity and collage marry

    The Merriam-Webster Online Dictinary defines collage, among other things, as an artistic composition made of various materials that are glued to a surface. It even goes so far as to call it a “hodgepodge,” a delightful word that suggests a magical brew of imagination and random parts. In my creative problem-solving experiences as part of the Destination ImagiNation├é┬« program, we would call the collage process “force fitting,” or forming new associations between seemingly unrelated elements. BBEST artists probably redefine collage in a way that Merriam-Webster never intended; their collages are not just diverse materials glued together to produce two-dimensional art, but are also connected in other ways to form either…