Nostalgia: “A wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition”.
I realize that collages are based on this premise. One of my favorite collages I made was on a 60’s theme. The content matter was easy to do because I created the collage by reliving my youth. From the Beatles invasion, protests of the Vietnam War, awareness of women’s rights, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, go-go boots and mini-skirts, James Bond, long-haired hippies, love beads, Laugh-In, etc. , I became nostalgic in the collage’s creation. We’ve all gotten those “Remember when…” emails, and we burst out laughing thinking of how things have changed through the years. There is something comforting to go back in time, in our minds, and remember little nuances that helped shaped our lives.
Collages create nostalgia for everyone it is designed for. They reflect the times that were and people that have been and continue to be part of their lives.
Wishing you a day filled with wonderful memories, Miriam
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