Travis hails from Phoenix, Arizona and hasn’t had any formal art training, yet his collages speak volumes in skill and imagination. His source images come from vintage medical and science books available in the public domain. With obvious skill at cutting detailed and intricate pieces, his eye for the overall composition and it’s flowing unity is perfection.
When asked whether he was a collector, he says - “I am not a collector of things, but experiences. My favorite collection is the memories I get from traveling. I enjoy all types of art, I love large scale street art and installation art – something that makes you just stop in your tracks!”
Travis describes his process, “ My artwork is cut paper collage. My tools are glue and razor blades. I cutout from printed vintage etchings and illustrations to recombine them into an amalgamation of anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts. My work varies in size from 5 inches to 6 feet. The inspiration originally came from different emotions and challenges I was going through. These collages are how those emotions manifested physically. It just happened. I do not have a medical background, I find the human body mysterious and amazing.” – Travis Bedel
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