Artists tell stories with color and imagery. They’ll often create images of what life was like during their lifetime. Collage artist Megan Coyle creates images of scenes that are familiar to her today. Years from now, others will be able to see what life was like during Coyle’s lifetime.
Coyle created this collage after one of her trips to New York City. She took a series of photographs while walking around Coney Island. The “Coney Island” collage was inspired by her photographs.
Study the Collage
Try to answer the questions below as you study Coyle’s “Coney Island” collage. Click on one of the questions to find the answer. Each answer tells you a little more about collage’s story.
- Who do you see?
- How many people are in this scene?
- What do they look like?
- What are they wearing?
- Are they happy or sad?
- Are they hot or cold?
- Are they inside or outside?
- What time of year is it? Is it spring, summer, fall, or winter?
- What are the people doing?
- Where are they? How do you know?
Now think of the places where you have been. What does this collage remind you of? Does it remind you of a specific memory?