Body Collage is a compositional artwork created by Jo Waterhouse during the Lockdown period at home in the town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Jo uses a treasure-trove of materials to build her pieces, including gold leaf, marbled paper and vintage sketchbooks unearthed in car boot sales. She hand-cuts a variety of papers to layer, adding her own painting and drawings too. Delving into her offcuts drawer, Jo began pulling out human fragments – faces, arms, hands, feet – and arranging them in a characterful display. The resulting piece is whimsical, and uniquely celebrates the joy of human interaction during a phase of intense isolation.
Material: Photographs, etchings, coloured paper and card, gouache and watercolour
Dimensions: Height: 52.5cm, Length: 43cm, Width: 4cm
Care Instructions: Wipe glass with damp cloth, display out of direct sunlight