Interview: Sanda Anderlon

-Please, introduce yourself, tell us a little bit about you.

Hi, my name is! Sanda Anderlon. I’m an artist/illustrator from Zagreb, Croatia. Though I love switching styles and experimenting, lately I’ve found my groove with highly detailed collages that I’ve put up on Etsy. I’m interested in animation, but I still feel uneasy when I’m opening After Effects 😀

-Recent, current or future projects you are involved in that you would like to share with us?

I’m finishing up a ‘fashionista’ collage with an awful lot of beautiful shoes, bags, etc.. It will be accompanied by a short animation to underline the details.

-What kind of things do influence your work?

I was meditating over the collages in Gestalten’s Lemon Poppy Seed publication that I bought a couple of years ago before trying to make them myself. It’s easy to get inspired by all sorts of stuff, online and offline. However, the general ideas for collages are much more solid now than they were before, when I was focusing on getting hold of the medium.

-How is your normal process of collaging? (idea or commission, where do you get your materials or find your images, which is your cutting technique, best way you have found to paste, where do you work and how, and very important: what do you do with your scraps)

I do them digitally with images I find online. I love infinite scrolling and the luxury of undoing and drastically rearranging everything anytime with 0 casualties. Plus it gives you the option to animate it afterwards. Since erasing backgrounds and editing thousands of images can be dull, I listen to interviews (the longer, the better) to keep me going.

-Which is your latest discovery in the collage world? What advice can you give to a collage beginner?

I absolutely love the work of Michel Lamoller that you featured here on the Weird Show. Advice to a collage beginner: If you aren’t sure where to begin, imitating others helps. Fresh ideas will pop up eventually.

-What do say your friends/family about your collage work? And, what do you do when you are not working on art?

They say they like my work and are overall really supportive. When I’m not making these collages, I’m taking belly dance classes, hanging out or falling asleep to ASMR videos.

-Would you like to ask anything to John Baldessari? Shoot.

“If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?”