Jo Hudson

Jo Hudson

“Taking everything out of context”

Imagine a tangled ball of string. There’s an end in there somewhere, you just have to find it. But when you do find it, you also find another end, another beginning, more tangles. Welcome to my mind and my collage. It’s a Treasure Hunt without a Map. A game of Hide and Seek with my Subconscious. I’m looking for something but mostly I’m not sure what it is.

of rebellion by Jo Hudson
I’m drawn to the ironic, the silly, the surreal and the strange and this often shows up in my work. I also use Collage as an outlet for emotions, moods and feelings. These pieces are more meditative and thoughtful. I source imagery from books and magazines from all eras, although I have a particular fondness for vintage materials. I also love vintage photographs and postcards, giving new stories to forgotten lives. I sometimes use my own photography or use paint and other materials to create mixed media pieces. I’ve been making collage since 2019. I have no formal training, but I have been helped and inspired by the Collage community. I live in rural Somerset, dividing my time between Collage and a full time job in retail. My work has been featured in a number of Collage Publications and I was recipient of an award from the Kanyer Art Collection in the USA for my mini Collage diary “States of Emotion” in 2021.

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Art Doesn’t Have To Match Your Sofa:Kelly Schaub 2020

Play and Record:Edinburgh Collage Collective 2021

Arfful Memories:Jane Chipp & Jack Ravi 2021