Working with collage always also means working with the extensive and continuously expanding artist archive of collected printed matter. Physical libraries present visual histories, context, and knowledge by gathering a multitude of knowledge and information, facilitating new insights or perspectives in the process.
More than any other work group, the collage works have a claim towards something approaching more or less conventional beauty in terms of style as much as content. There are manifold references to classical Western and Eastern philosophy and mythology and an enjoyment of the aesthetic and conceptual quality of photography throughout the 20th century. Unlike other work groups with their urgent social critique and political commentary, these collages reference skillful depictions of human and natural life, spirit and history in almost archival fashion. By combining different sources on one picture plane they communicate codes of knowledge and metaphors of human endeavor, as well as allegorize the relationship of man to nature and himself.