'Broken heart into art' - introducing Broken Art Collage
Introducing our newest artist crush - Steph Crume, aka ‘Broken Art Collage’. The LA-based artist creates the most unique and intricate digital collages that the Instagram world currently can’t get enough of, carefully combining poetry and paper collage together to set the mood for each piece of art. Each collage is individual, with its own story, character and feeling. They’re more than just collages, they’re stories, and you can feel the attitude and mood in each piece.
Where did ‘broken art collage’ begin?
I started out only making collages as an outlet to a visual journal into my heart, mind, emotion and soul. In the process of dealing with a horrible breakup and broken heart, I decided to use that pain and create art that reflected what I was going through and share that vulnerable part of myself with the world. Art was my only way of escaping reality. I was inspired by the name Broken Art Collage, because it was a way of me turning my broken heart into art.
What inspires you to create your art collages?
I collect captivating imagery and poetry that speaks to me and will then create until something comes together for me and tells a story. I creative paper narrative collages as a form of selfexpression, to tell a story, and to create art that makes you feel, think or see the world in a different way. Some of my inspiration is about method, technique, an outlet for self-expression, and some of it is about narrative and a message to the world.
What is your dream for the project?
To keep creating art that I can share with the world and hope to achieve that my narrative collage’s it will deliver a message to make the viewer think and feel something art. I want to create art that elicits an emotion in which they think, see and feel. I want to reunite fragments of thought, feeling, memory, empathy, and relate to the words that they think but are unable to express or put into words. My dream project is to create art that engages an emotion, tells a story, makes you feel, think and see the world in a different way.
Where can people purchase your collages as prints?
Currently setting up and online story on Shopify (will provide link). Or DM me on Instagram @brokenartcollage. I will have 1 original of each collage for sell and the rest will be copies of the original.