I make collages out of all kinds of materials.
Most are made out of paper engravings.
Many collages are digitally generated or enhanced.
To begin a piece, I select some sources—either color or black and white.
If I’m using magazines or prints or old books, I cut out some images or parts of images that interest me.
Then I start working on a background or some other sort of chance construction.
Much is left to fleeting insights.
These are tiny miracles of inspiration.
Depending on whether I’m using scissors and glue or digital images, each collage could take several hours.
Bill Wolak has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared as cover art for such magazines as Phoebe, Harbinger Asylum, Baldhip Magazine, and Barfly Poetry Magazine.