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Over a number of years, I've collected many 19th century publications containing vintage wood engravings. I scan these into photo-manipulation software, altering, combining, and colorizing them to create visionary artwork. I also host and write the RetroCollage blog, which discusses the why and how of collage: digital collage, masters of collage and montage, vintage engravings, woodcuts, surrealism, mysticism, creation of art, aesthetics, steampunk, assemblage, montage, symbolism, dreams, visions, and fantasy. I also create bottle whimseys, mixed media assemblage and collage in boxes, and out of other objects, and unique folded-and-cut paper designs with pentagonal symmetry. Add Comment


Eric Edelman is a collagist and found-object sculptor living in New York City. He has exhibited at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Arts Club, Long Island University, and various private galleries.

His work is represented in several private and institutional collections and has appeared in the books THE ART OF THE MINIATURE and GENIUS IN A BOTTLE, as well as the monograph 'Eric Edelman Collages the Unconscious.'

He draws material for artwork from his personal collections, which include wood engravings, shells, bones, compasses, wooden shapes, porcelain doll parts, game pieces, machine parts, bottles, pins, toys, and pentagonal objects.


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