suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
mark SCHAER: The first collage i made was of a pack of wolves, (was thinking about Jack London at the time) so I scanned these comic book illustrations, chopped them up, added background photographs, thinking i would eventually make a painting, or drawing…. but the idea of making a painting sounded slow and tired at the time, so i just kept playing with the images of the wolves. First they were running in the snow field, then they were running for their lives from a forrest fire…. i fell in love with how easy it was to play with the images and before even realizing it, I had made dozens more, on a kind of image binge. For the first time the pixels really became the thing. Its a simple thought, but it was a personal breakthrough of sorts, and has opened up a lot of possibilities in my work.