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Faces.jpg

hands
Collage artwork created by cutting small pieces of color from the pages of National Geographic magazines. Measures 22"x 28". Look for hidden words and messages.

BIKES 2.jpg

bikes
Collage artwork created entirely from National Geographic magazines. There are hidden words and messages. This art is 22"x28".

Palms.jpg

Florida
While living in Florida for a year, I loved to watch the palms move with the wind. As a photographer, I used my photos as inspiration to create my collages made entirely from National Geographic magazines.

Artichokes in Venice.jpg

flowers
As I awoke and went to the market in Venice, I was amazed at the purple flowered artichokes. I wanted to recreate this image through my medium of collage using only National Geographic magazines.

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About Ilene

Baltimore County

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Ilene Gold creates collages using only National Geographic magazines. Cutting thousands of pieces of paper and assembling them into a new image. The collage idea started by recreating famous paintings made entirely from National Geographic magazines. As this medium evolved, a new collection started with the recreation of Ilene Gold’s award winning photographs, still using only National Geographic magazines. Look closely and you may find a hidden phrase or words within some of her pictures. She tries to... more

Women of Strength

Collage artwork, made entirely from National Geographic magazines. Using thousands of pieces of paper, a new image is created.

Shoes Hanging on a Line

Inspired by shoes I saw hanging between buildings in Paris. This collage was created entirely from National Geogrpahic magazines.

  • Shoes on a Line.jpeg

    Inspired by shoes I saw hanging between buidling in Paris. This collage was created entirely from National Geographic magazines.

Earth,Wind & Fire

The 3 symbols of earth, wind and fire are made entirely from National Geographic magazines. There are hidden words and messages in my collages. I was inspired to make this collage with the influence of climate change. All of my artwork is using these magazines, thus recycling the old National Geographic magazines into a new image.

Cler Fleu

This collage was inspired by a flower shop that I saw in Paris. Every detail is made with paper from National Geographic magazines.

  • Flower Market.jpg

    This collage is based on a flower shop that I saw in Paris. Every detail is made with paper from National Geographic magazines.

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