Annie Stone has always been creative in one way or another, knitting, crocheting, painting, assembling puzzles, solving problems and meeting life’s challenges. In 1990, at the age of 40 she went back to school to get a BA in textile design. She graduated Suma Cum Laude and won first prize in the senior show for her design work. It wasn’t until 1999 that she first began creating collages from calendars of wolves that her design background and her previous interests came together, experimenting with different techniques of assembling and gluing to create finished pieces of work. While she didn’t start showing her work until 2014, she has participated in many shows throughout the US. Because of the following quote I started a collage group here in Philadelphia called "Philadelphia Collage Works in order to promote collage through meetings that are experiential as well as educational and doing group shows together: ‘The art world continues to be painting-centric and what that means is that all other media are related back to painting. The world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one’s thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present. The role of contemporary collage in art, culture, and society needs its own place in the art world.’
Ric Kasini Kadour
Editor, Kolaj Magazine
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