Ian Butcher's unique 3D collage illusions
After a successful career as a design and branding consultant, I set myself a project of discovery into collage.
I am now producing 3 dimensional collage illusions, a unique form which I have so far found nothing similar.
The pieces start as flat manipulated images, then copies are printed, cut out into sections and layered to give a feeling of depth. The principle is ideal for everything from slums and ancient villages to garden plants and gondolas on the Grand Canal. Fine details include peeling plaster to flying parrots and leaves on trees.
I have been showing at some art fairs and with Curious Duke. Almost always the public reaction is "Amazing" "So clever" and "Never seen anything like it"