Surreal images form the landscape of the collagiste works from Hope Kroll.
“Kroll’s work tirelessly seeks out the honey of wisdom through the masterful arrangement of images from old encyclopedias, medical texts, children’s books, popular science, technical manuals, paper dolls and antique photographs.Her use of a 3-D technique gives her paper constructions a surprising presence. A fusion of poetic Surrealism and scientific paraphernalia, many of Kroll’s miniature works have intricately cut out illustrations all the way down to the individual hairs and blood vessels. The shear amount of time and attention Kroll spends in her elaborate cuttings and assemblings is worthy of attention in and of itself. She could well be called a paper surgeon”
The Intricacies of the Heart and its Chambers Cecil Touchon
"Mechanical Curative Measures"
"The Message of the Dream"
Current Publications available
on-line featuring Hope's work
The Collage Art of Hope Kroll
By Cecil Touchon
Paperback, 100 pages
available from Lulu.com
"Kroll's work explores the nature of the heart
and mind in a way that is playful and yet
insightful calling up tenderness as well as
terror and equal parts of rapture and repulsion."
by Cecil Touchon