Often, life inspires art; but sometimes, art inspires life. The latter is what led to the creation of the collages included here. In between rounds of edits for my debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, I began work on a series of collages inspired by the story. My book’s main character, Ford Carson, is a collage artist. I figured it’d be fun and informative to engage in his craft.

Each work’s title is pulled from a line in the novel. To find all fifteen collages (representing the book’s fourteen chapters and epilogue) visit my website at thomas-calder.com.