Collage: Hometown Series

These photomontaged collages depict my fragmented, elusive memories of the small southern town where I grew up -- my back yard, the neighbors' gardens, the woods around my childhood home, the town square, its main street and so on. I have always carried my memory of these places around with me. I have found that photomontage is the best form of collage for this particular mining of memories that are very distant.

Down by the River
Grandmother's Back Yard
Back Yard Hazards of Yore
Hometown
November 22, 1965
Mrs. Lavender's Garden
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Down by the River

Down by the River

collage/mixed media

13.5"H x 20.5"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Grandmother's Back Yard

Grandmother's Back Yard

collage/mixed media

11"H x 15"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Back Yard Hazards of Yore

Back Yard Hazards of Yore

collage

11"H x 15"W

Photo by Greg Staley

Hometown

Hometown

Photo by Greg Staley

November 22, 1965

November 22, 1965

collage

8.5"H x 11"W

Photo by Greg Staley

Mrs. Lavender's Garden

Mrs. Lavender's Garden

collage/mixed media

8.5"H x 11"W

Photo by Gregory Staley