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Into The Forest

Into The Forest newsprint collage by Sarah Zar, with patches from the New York Times
Into The Forest, Newsprint collage, 2009. The print version is called “Leaving The Forest”.

My generation’s expectations have been shaped by the incredible books and print media of the past, but our future has been digitized. Leaving The Forest reflects on the disparity between our pre-digital cultural expectations and our romanticism of a ‘place’ that no longer exists as it once did.

Like The New York Times, the lifespan of this very small collage has involved many translations between the physical and digital media realms.  Leaving The Forest was made from hand-cut pieces of The New York Times, sanded and glued, then altered digitally, and made back into an archival object, printed on paper with a thicker skin.