For centuries, artists have used collage to express themselves. A composition made of many materials such as paper, cloth, and photographs glued to a surface, a collage creates a complete picture out of different parts. Artist Ekua Holmes makes collages from cut and torn papers, and focuses on themes such as family histories, childhood, hope, and faith. Take a look at the artwork above by Holmes, Golden. Notice the bright colors and overlapping papers, and see how Holmes uses simple paper shapes to create a new and complete picture. Use this as inspiration to create your own collage!