So I decided to sit down this evening and re-peruse "Masters: Collage" (Lark Books). I thought this particular quote from curator Randel Plowman was appropriate to accompany the videos I just posted.
"These artists are also tireless collectors, hunters of antique books, unusual papers, yellowed photographs and exotic fibers. As collagists, they find the search for materials to be a creative undertaking in its own right. It's inspiring and idea-inducing, a phase of the artistic journey that awakens new themes and possibilities for work -- a process that's almost as important as the actual act of composition". Enjoy!