Pick Up Line

“Pick Up Line” is an original handcut paper collage on 5×7 matboard.

I’m so inspired by my vintage magazine ads and catalogs. There is so much meaning in the body language and facial expressions. This time, however, I decided to cut off the heads of the two main figures. She’s modern (from a more current magazine) and he is vintage. And his buddy is reaching over his shoulder to touch hands with the mystery girl. The pairing and layout of these two images just intrigued me. I added a few more images to spice up the storyline, but I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Yes, there’s a pig, a lady reading a map, and a vintage matchbook from a hotel in Ohio. What’s the real story here, I wonder.