Art has the incredible ability to reveal uncomfortable truths about our world and evoke some serious emotions. Truly, the modern world is pretty crazy and strange. It’s easy to ignore it – it’s pretty much all our culture tries to get us to do. That’s why Joe Webbart, an artist responsible for making these collages, decided to step up and reveal the truth.
“All of my images are hand-made, without the use of computers,” writes Webbart. “I find the images in newspapers, magazines given on trains, buses and bins. My collages work to a basic rule of sourcing just two or three images. With these I can reinvent the original scene to communicate a new idea. I suppose I’ve become fairly anti-technology. Although I now promote my art on websites, own an iPhone and use Facebook. It’s confusing, I wish I had been born 100 years ago.”