Todd Monaghan, 2019, 73"/36.25"/.25", picture collage on bendy plywood.
Whenever Monaghan is making paintings he always has a collage in process on another wall, in his kitchen. Collaging for Monaghan has always been a form of channeling information, ideas and inspiration. They are vision boards that help him process his day to day problems, ideas and concepts. The collages are like a puzzle that translates the 24 hour news cycle, This particular collage was initiated just before the pandemic started and features various symbols from that time period. It also features inspiration various people and icons who shine in these troubling times.